The King's Book of Quebec. William Charles Henry  WOOD, Sir Arthur George DOUGHTY, inscribed, 1864 - 1947.
The King's Book of Quebec
The King's Book of Quebec
The King's Book of Quebec
The King's Book of Quebec
The King's Book of Quebec

The King's Book of Quebec

Place Published: Ottawa
Publisher: The Mortimer Company
Date Published: 1911
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft Cover

GIFT INSCRIPTION FROM AUTHOR ARTHUR DOUGHTY ON HALF-TITLES

First edition. 10-1/4 x 8 inches, 2 vols. Original paper wraps. Beige card covers with black titles. Spine and covers worn and tears (1” and 3”) on bottom of spines. Paper cover considered good- condition.

Vol 1: Gift inscription in French on half-title written by Arthur Doughty, [16],[1]-p.166, 14 colour plates. , . Vol 2: Gift inscription in French on half-title written by Arthur Doughty, [4], p.167-p.388, [2 appendix]. 22 colour plates.

Insides are very good+ condition however a tear on one page not affecting text. map at end of volume one, Quebec Battlefield Park with one small 3/4 tear where it fold out at the far left edge not affecting border or text and one page uncut.

Original owner had this set given by Arthur Doughty in 1912. An inscription written by Doughty stating this is in the front end papers of each volume.

Content includes: Jacques Cartier, Samuel Champlain, the missionaries, the Intendant Talon, Frontenac, La Salle, and the Strugle for supremacy.

Celecbration of 300th anniversary (1908) of the founding of Quebec.

Arthur Doughty was a Canadian civil servant and Dominion Archivist and Keeper of the Public Records. Born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, the son of William Doughty, Doughty was educated at the public schools in Maidenhead, at Lord Eldon School in London, and at New Inn Hall, Oxon. He emigrated to Canada in 1886 settling in Montreal. He was appointed to a position in the revenue department of the government of Quebec and in 1897 became private secretary to the Minister of Public Works. In 1900, he was named joint librarian of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec and in 1903 was appointed Dominion Archivist and Keeper of the Records. He served in this post until 1935. Following his death, a statue of Sir Arthur was erected behind the National Archives of Canada, overlooking the Ottawa River. This is one of only two statues of civil servants erected in Ottawa, both during MacKenzie King's tenure as Prime Minister.
Very Good-. Item #1335

$70.00 USD
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