PICKANOCK: A Tale of Settlement Days in Older Canada
Edition: First Canadian issue
London / New York / Toronto: John Lane, The Bodley Head / John Lane Co. / Bell & Cockburn, 1912. Octavo, green cloth lettered and ruled in white on front cover, spine gilt lettered with white rules at ends, green top page edges. pp (xii), 288. Bell & Cockburn spine imprint. Yellowing to page edges, light toning to text paper, spine lightly darkened, small creases to spine ends, light foxing to front endpapers and to first and last leaf, else a VG+ copy, no owner names. A novel set in the Gatineau Hills north of Ottawa. Reverend Canon William Bertal Heeney (1873-1955), born in Danford Lake, Quebec, attended McGill University, and from 1909-42 was Rector of St. Luke's Church in Winnipeg. Heeney was something of a Christian socialist. Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King and he became good friends.