WHERE THE SUGAR MAPLE GROWS: idylls of a Canadian village.…

WHERE THE SUGAR MAPLE GROWS: idylls of a Canadian village. Illustrations by J.S. Gordon. Designs by W. Howard Bartle

Edition: First Canadian issue

Toronto: Musson, 1901. Maroon buckram lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges rough trimmed, illustrated title page printed in green & black, pp [2], 268, [4] + 6 plates. Decorative initials and tail pieces. Made from US (Fenno) sheets with cancel title leaf. Small chips to fore margins of two leaves from careless opening; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. The b&w plates are by a fairly important Hamilton, Ontario, artist, allegedly the first Canadian to use the pointillist technique (though not here). The initials and tailpieces by Bartle are particularly appealing. Adeline Teskey lived most of her life in Welland, Ontario. A collection of 10 fictional sketches, in the manner of the Kailyard school of Scottish fiction, of the village of "Mapleton", Ontario, which may have been based on her birthplace of Appleton, Ontario. This was her first and most popular book, of seven.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover
Book ID: 48952
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