The Confederation of the British North American Provinces; Their Past History and Future Prospects; Including also British Columbia & Hudson's Bay Territory. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1865.
Large 8vo. (24 x 6.5 cm). 4 lithographic plates, folding map. (Some light browning or spotting.) Publisher's blue cloth (Corners and spine ends lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION. Rawlings was a strong proponent of finding a transcontinental railway route, and the folding map depicts his proposed route. "I purpose, in the following pages, to treat of the migratory movements of the human race chronologically--of the discoveries on the continent of America--of the early history, progress, present condition, and future prosepects of all that territory lying north of the 49th parallel" (introduction). Eberstadt 115:881, Sabin 68006.