Place Published: Montreal
Date Published: 1957
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition xvi, -329pp.,. 9 x 6-1/4 inches. The pages are clear and the binding is tight. The beige cloth and burgundy leather cover.. In very good condition.
This Edition De Luxe is Limited to 250 Copies of which this is No. 54 (marked in blue ink). It is also signed by the author.
A most interesting compilation on early Canadian poets by Lawrence Lande (1906-1998) the noted lawyer, bibliophile and avid book collector.
This is a collection of biographical information, and sample poetical works of some of the earliest Canadian poets.
Main headings headings include: Early Poetry in Acadia, Early French Canadian Poetry, Early Poetry in Lower Canada (Quebec), Early Poetry in Upper Canada (Ontario), and Early Poetry in Newfoundland.
Some of the poets include: Henry Alline, Joseph Stransbury, James Hogg, Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Aylwin, Levi Adams, Adam Kidd, Bishop Mountain, Gustavus William Wicksteed, Jonathan Odell, George Menzies, The Strickland Sisters, Harriet Annie Wilkins, George Cocking, and Miss Henrietta Prescott to name only a few.
There are many reproductions of the original title pages of various publications by the early 19th century poets.
Very Good. Item #1910