Place Published: Toronto
Date Published: 1926
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
1926. First edition. Square 8vo., 59 pages. Paper over boards with printed cover label. Clean covers. Interior very good+.
1 of 200 copies printed but 190 are for sale (and SIGNED by the author.) This is number 196 of the two hundred copies. One of the ones “not for sale”?
Plus a presentation copy signature from Carman on the front end paper written on a Christmas card pasted down ”To E.J. Vickery Bliss Carman 1928”
Very light wear at tips of spine and to paper-covering at tips of corners, a very good+ copy.
Likely presented to E(dgar). J. Vickery (1890-1940) Bookseller, Halifax and Yarmouth, Edgar J. Vickery owned a bookstore opposite the old Post Office at what was then 307 Main Street. He also operated a "Circulating Library" charging 2 cents per day or 10 cents per week.
William Bliss Carman (poet, essayist, journalist) was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick on 15 April 1861. As an integral member of the Confederation School of Canadian poetry, Carman’s work helped to shape a poetic voice in Canada. He was strongly influenced by the Romanticism of the nineteenth century and is best remembered as a lyrical poet of the Maritime landscape.
Very Good+. Item #1797