THE LIFE AND ACTIONS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT. First Canada…

THE LIFE AND ACTIONS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT. First Canada Edition.

Edition: First Canadian edition.

Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario): Henry Chapman, Publisher - Samuel Heron, Printer, 1831. Octavo. iv, 200 pp, [2, blank] pp. Disbound, but complete. Heavily foxed and browned throughout but all still legible; damp stain to last half of book; some corner creases in text; last leaf (a binder's blank) creased; just good, sewing tight. Fleming, Upper Canada Imprints 124. Issued (along with other biographies by Robert Southey, John Galt, and the Rev. George Bush) bound up in a hardcover binding titled "Family Library". This was the first imitation in Upper Canada (Ontario) of the American and British "Family Library" series of small books on various subjects sold at a low price which were quite popular at the time. The four books chosen for the Canadian edition were numbers 6,7,9, and 10 in Murray's Family Library series in Britain.

Condition: Binding: Softcover.

Book ID: 14731
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