Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: William Briggs
Date Published: 1908
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
SIGNED BY BOTH WILFRED CAMPBELL AND W.L. MACKENZIE KING
First edition. 5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches. (10),11-316pp. [3pp ads]. Green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to front and spine with rubbing to corners and spine bottom. Minor wrinkle to spine. Deckled edges. Cracked on page 129. Overall condition is good.
Book contents includes Daulac: a Tragedy in five Acts, Hildebrand: a Tragedy in four Acts, Mordred: a Tragedy in five Acts & Morning: a Tragedy in five Acts. Book dedicated To W.L. Mackenzie King And F.A. Acland.
William Lyon MacKenzie King, the future Prime Minister, inscribed, "Mrs. Francis Wilson with very good wishes for the New Year, W.L. MacKenzie King Ottawa Canada December 1909"
In the federal election of October 1908 King presented himself as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Waterloo North, which included Berlin. King won and was a Federal politician for the first time. On 2 June 1909, soon after the first session of parliament had ended, Sir Wilfrid Laurier appointed him Minister of Labour in which position he was when he wrote this inscription.
For 21 years in total, W.L. MacKenzie King was Canada's prime minister. He was the longest serving Prime Minister in British Commonwealth history. His decisions during this time contributed significantly to the shaping of Canada and to its development as an influential middle power in world affairs.
Term(s) of Office: 1921 - 1926; 1926 - 1930; 1935 - 1948
William Wilfred Campbell was a Canadian poet. He is often classed as one of the country’s Confederation Poets. By the end of the 19th century, he was considered the “unofficial poet laureate of Canada. Campbell was a “versatile, interesting writer” who was influenced by Robert Burns, the English Romantics, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Thomas Carlyle, and Alfred Tennyson.
Good. Item #7708