Place Published: Birmingham
Publisher: University Of Birmingham
Date Published: 1946
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
OWNED AND SIGNED BY VINCENT MASSEY
First Edition. 7-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches. (4), -101 pages including index plus a tipped-in frontispiece litho of Ritchie. Light blue paper covered boards with a new dark blue cloth spine strip with new paper label and new endpapers. The boards are a little soiled otherwise near fine condition.
Owned and signed by Vincent Massey on first blank page.
Charles Vincent Massey was a Canadian lawyer and diplomat who served as Governor General of Canada Canada's first Canadian-born Governor General, the 18th since Canadian Confederation. It was said by Claude Bissell in his biography of Massey, The Imperial Canadian, that Massey's most influential years were between 1949 and 1959, when Massey "made his major contribution. More than any other Canadian, he was responsible for the first major movement of the arts and letters from the periphery of national concern towards the centre. It was a notable achievement." In this vein, he created awards for artistic endeavours, such as the Governor General's Medals in Architecture, and promoted the concept of an annual, national arts festival, which eventually led to the founding of the National Arts Centre. Further, Massey initiated in 1954 the Governor General's Gold Medal for the Institute of Chartered Accountants, as well as in 1959 the Massey Medal, for excellence in geographic endeavours for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society WIKIPEDIA
Very Good. Item #6738