Gellner, John (Editor)
The Canadian Heritage Series. D'Arcy Bolton (Sketch of His Majesty's Province of Upper Canada), John Graves Simcoe (Military Journal), Alexander Simpson (The Life and Travels of Thomas Simpson the Arctic Discoverer), Recollections of the War of 1812, and
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Toronto: Baxter, 1961- [65?]. Edited and with introductions by Gellner. First editions thus, copies number 358 of this limited, five- volume edition (the Library Edition), signed by Gellner and the publisher, W. M. Baxter. Small folio in leather with gilt decoration and titles to spine, in matching cloth covered slipcases, printed on high quality paper. Previous owner's small, neat stamp on front pastedowns. The first four volumes (apparently unopened) are as new, the fifth (with minor rubbing to titles) is near fine. A brilliant five-volume set. D'Arcy Bolton. Sketch of His Majesty's Province of Upper Canada. Facsimile of the edition of 1805 published at London (vii, 91), Toronto: Baxter, 1961. Volume 1 of the Series. Frontispiece portrait of Bolton, map of Upper Canada. In red leather and slipcase. Simcoe, John Graves. Simcoe's Military Journal. Facsimile of the edition of 1784 published at London (viii, 150), Toronto: Baxter, 1962. Volume 2 of the Series. Frontispiece portrait of Simcoe in uniform, map of mid-Atlantic region on epps. In dark blue leather and slipcase. Simpson, Alexander. The Life and Travels of Thomas Simpson the Arctic Discoverer. Facsimile of the edition of 1845 published at London (x, 204), Toronto: Baxter, 1963. Volume 3 of the Series. Frontispiece portrait of Simpson, folding map of arctic with Simpson's travels traced thereon. In gray leather and slipcase. Recollections of the War of 1812. Three Eyewitnesses' Accounts. Facsimile of accounts published between 1828 and 1854 (x, 153), Toronto: Baxter, 1964. Volume 4 of the Series. Frontispiece colour portraits of infantrymen, map in part from Brock's sketches on epps. In dark green leather and slipcase. Cheadle, Walter Butler. Cheadle's Journal, being the Account of the First Journey across Canada undertaken for pleasure only, by Dr. Cheadle and Lord Milton, 1862-63. Facsimile of the edition of 1931, Volume 1, of the Canada Series edited by F. G. Grove (iv, 206), Toronto: Baxter [1965 ?]. Volume 5 of the Series. Drawings partly from Dr. Cheadle's own sketches by Jean Redfern. In brown leather and slipcase (with a small scratch).
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