Octavo. Title continues: Homesteads; to Mining and to the Preservation of Forests from Destruction by Fire. (24.5 cm x 16.5 cm), pp. iv, 52 + 4 inserted plates, large folding two-colour frontispiece map (appears to have been tipped-in upside down). Original salmon-coloured printed paper wraps, title-page reproduced in frame to front cover, stapled binding. Covers lightly soiled, piece missing from upper outer corner affecting the word "District" in title, a few short closed tears to bottom edge, else very good, clean copy. Includes the 1885 Act forming the District of Rainy River, the 1890 Free Grant and Homestead Act, Forms and Affidavits referred to in the Acts, and the Act to Preserve the Forests from Destruction by Fire.