Item #26556 Canada. The Foundations of Its Future. Illustrated by Canadian Artists. Stephen LEACOCK.

Canada. The Foundations of Its Future. Illustrated by Canadian Artists.

Montreal. Privately Printed. 1941. 1941. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to. 26cm, xxx,265p. with 31 plates (several in colour) and numerous line drawings, 9 maps, one colour illustrated vignette title page, (plates from paintings by W.J. Phillips, H.R. Perrigard, F.H. Varley, A. Sherriff Scott, etc.,), - bound in padded crimson morocco, gilt titles and colour decoration on the upper cover gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, a fine bright copy, this limited issue first edition is as rare as the regular edition is common (cgc) One of 300 to 400 copies. Apparently some six hundred thousand copies were give out by Seagram over the years, a huge number by Canadian standards for this era. The book was originally intended for all schools in Canada but was withdrawn because it was financed by Seagrams. Item #26556

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