Date Published: 1897
Edition: 2nd Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
INTERESTING BOURINOT BOOK WITH INSCRIPTION, ALS AND PHOTO
An interesting 1897 Bourinot book, The Story of Canada. [The Story of the Nations Series], second edition. xx,463,[4 pp. ads] New York, London, Toronto. G.P. Putnam's Sons
1897 G.T. Putnam's Sons, printed in New York. A bookplate of William R. Turnbull and on the foot blank an inscription by Bourinot, "In writing his name in this wish of love. The author thanks Mr. Turnbull for his kind words of appreciation. John Bourinot Ottawa 24 Sept./98. There is an old photograph 5-1/2 x 3-1/4 inches mounted on page 286 of two men standing outside a stone building with a Guy Carleton plaque mounted on the building. Sault-au-Matelot Barricade Plaque. This is the site of the second barricade, which was attacked by the Americans under Daniel Morgan (Arnold having been previously wounded and carried from the battle.) This barricade proved difficult, and when the British retook the first barricade, thus catching the Americans between, the battle was over.The attack in the blizzard had failed. Arnold, from his hospital bed, continued the siege of the city. View of the plaques, as seen from Rue Sault au Matelot, looking west. This and another tablet were placed in position on the 29th of December, 1904 Perhaps one of the two men in the photo is Bourinot or Turnbull or both?
WITH THE ADDITION OF A FOUR PAGE SECTION FROM HIS OTHER BOOK, Canada under British rule (1760-1900), first edition, Toronto, The Copp Clark Company 1900. THIS ADDED SECTION OF A TITLE PAGE, FRONTICE PORTRAIT OF BOURINOT AND BLANK PAGE WITH AN AFFIXED AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED (ALS) BY BOURINOT.
Bourinot letterhead; "Dear Mr. Turnbull Thank you very much In writing his name in this work of love. The authors thanks Mr. Turnbull for his kind words of appreciation. John J. Bourinot Ottawa 21 Feb. /98"
A Bourinot inscription, ALS and early photo all in the books is quite unusual and interesting items.
Sir John George Bourinot was a native of Sydney, NS. Bourinot was a journalist and legislative reporter in Halifax before joining the parliamentary staff at Ottawa in 1868. From 1880 to 1902 he served as Clerk of the House and was a recognized authority on parliamentary procedure. He was a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada and a prolific writer on historical and constitutional subjects. In 1898 he was created a K.C. M.G. He died in Ottawa.