Middleton, Jesse Edgar and Fred Landon
The Province of Ontario- A History 1615-1927.
Seller ID: 1479
Toronto: Dominion Publishing Co., 1927. First edition, in four volumes (pp. frontis, 657; frontis, 658, historical index; frontis, 315; frontis, 316-658, appendices, biographical and historical indexes). Large octavo (28 cm), illustrated with many portraits and views; in three-quarter leather over marbled paper, gilt titles and decoration, t.e.g. Volumes I and II are a detailed (a gazetteer, election results) conventional historical narrative of the principal political, commercial, and military events; Volumes II and IV comprise biographical sketches, with portraits, of Important People in Ontario history (The portrait of Bond Head explains much of what went wrong during his tenure). Skillful repairs to two worn spine ends; one back strip is somewhat fragile but retains its integrity. Generally a handsome, bright copy.
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