THE BUBBLES OF CANADA. By the Author of "Sam Slick," "The Clockmaker," &c. &c.
Edition: First US Edition
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1839. Original dark purplish cloth with floral decorations in blind, paper spine label. pp , (2, ads), viii, (9)- 262, (16, ads), . Spine a bit darkened, with the paper label darkened and with edge chips & rubbing but still readable; a few spots to covers; foxing, especially to endpapers, as usual with American books of this period; 1950 ink name at front; a good, unworn copy otherwisem, hinges not cracked, tight in the binding. The author's fourth book, second historical book. First edition was London, 1839. This is the variant with the two pages of ads at front and a 16 pp publisher's catalogue at rear. TPL 7532. Sabin 29683. O'Brien p. 10. Logan 161.3. We are unaware of any established priority between copies with or without the ads at rear. "A series of letters on Canada and the Imperial Colonial policy, suggested by Lord Durham's Report...This volume brings out the author's Tory proclivities. " - O'Brien. "It was designed to show that the Canadians in their struggles for responsible government had but little of which to complain. It was demagogues who made all the trouble, and that their grievances were imaginary, founded more upon the discontentment of their nature, especially their French nature, than any tangible presentment of well founded political grievances. That every time the British Government yielded to their importunities, the more they felt encouraged to renew their demands." - G.E. Fenety, LIFE AND TIMES OF HON. JOSEPH HOWE.; Octavo