CANADA AND ITS PROVINCES: a history of the Canadian people and their institutions. By one hundred associates
Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1914. 23 volume set, complete. "Archives Edition. Printed by T.& A. Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publisher's Association of Canada Limited". Title pages in red and black. Tall octavo, cover height 25 cm. Original half black morocco and marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers with cloth inner hinges. Spines lettered and ruled in gilt. 259 maps & plates (some folding, some colour). Index volume (23) was published in 1917. Private owner's bookplates at front; gilt top edges a little oxidized; spines and inner leather margins of covers were shellaced at some point, which gives them a bit of a shine but has protected them from rubbing, chipping, and cracking very well; volumes 1 and 2 have a damp stain to the upper portion of the frontispiece; the spine of volume 3 is a bit concave for some reason; slight rubbing to the two gilt rules at top of volume 19; slight shelf rubbing to the lower edges of the marbled boards; a few leaves toward the end of the Index volume has small chips and tears to fore margins from careless opening; else a nice set indeed. The set consists of I-II. New France, 1534-1760. -- III-IV. British Dominion, 1760-1840. -- V. United Canada, 1840-1967. -- VI-VIII. The Dominion: political evolution. -- IX-X. The Dominion: industrial arts. -- XI-XII. The Dominion: missions: arts and letters. -- XIII-XIV. The Atlantic provinces. -- XV-XVI. The Province of Quebec. -- XVII-XVIII. The Province of Ontario. -- XIX-XX. The Prairie Provinces. -- XXI-XXII. The Pacific province. --XXIII. General index: manuscript sources: bibliography: chronological outlines: historical tables. The most comprehensive study of Canadian historical and political development to be published before WWI, it remains a significant reference work. Note: 30 kg parcel, considerable extra postage will be required.