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A History of Manitoba: Its resources and people
Author: Bryce, George
Reference #: 1361
List Price: $330.00
Canada History Company, Toronto & Montreal, 1906. [x] (3)-692 pp. with frontis port., plates, and portraits throughout: all collated and present as called for. Quarto, Full Leather, beautifully tooled in blind with gilt spine titles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; a self-described ‘Deluxe’, numbered edition, being #35. Peel (3rd) #2915 notes that while there is no indication in the book itself of the full print run “there were at least 372 copies”, also noting that there is no evidence of a further general printing. It is, then, uncommon. That landmark bibliography of Western Canadiana continues with the following description: “The first part (pages 5-307) deals with the history of Manitoba, with particular emphasis on the various immigrant groups which have contributed to the growth of the provice. The ‘Biographies’ section (pages -672) describes the lives of some Manitoba notables…”.
Our copy evidences one chip near the base of the uniformly faded spine and rubbing at the extremities. A separation following the front free endpaper renders the binding somewhat tender at this point. Nevertheless, a VG copy overall of an important repository of Manitoba history. Not in Whale. A heavy volume that will require extra shipping costs, properly packed.
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