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Wilfred Campbell / T. Mower Martin - Canada - 1907

First edition of a beautiful entry in A & C Black's classic travel titles, this one with a whopping seventy-seven plates in full colour by Mower Martin.

The author's idea has been "to describe the great natural features of the land, in its broader characteristics - its coasts, rivers, mountains, lakes and prairies, those physical beauties and sublime effects of natures for which the region is especially famous. With this he has attempted to depict the seasons, and the beauty of the Canadian woods. In addition there is given a brief sketch of the settlement and development of the different communities, with special reference to the great centres of provincial and racial activities, and a reference to the people, its origins, composite ideals, and the leading actors on its historical stage of progress and accomplishment." - From Author's Note. Ottawa 1906

Item Description
The book is beautifully and colourfully illustrated with fold-out map, coloured frontispiece, and 76 captioned tissue-guarded fine colour plates, painted by the English-born Canadian landscape painter Thomas Mower.

Published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 1907. Publisher’s original dark red cloth with lovely art-nouveau design style binding, the spine and the upper cover gilt lettered and with an all-over design of flowering trees, mountains, cityscape, wheat, maple leaves, and roses in gilt, green and pink. Top page edges gilt.

Book Dimensions: 23 x 17 x 4.5 cm and Number of Pages: 272 including index.

Firm, and well bound volume. Minor wear to spine ends, and boards’ corners, with few faded marks on covers. Internally the book is in good condition. A prize label dated 1912 on front free endpaper page. Spotting marks and foxing to endpapers, pages, and some other pages. The text and plates are clean and bright (Please see pictures).

Thomas Mower Martin
“English-born Canadian landscape painter Thomas Mower Martin has been dubbed both "the father of Canadian art" and "dean of Canadian artist" by the Toronto Gazette. He painted in both oil and watercolour. Unhappy in his native London, he immigrated to Canada in 1862. He was a founding member of the Ontario Society of Artists, charter member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and a member of the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists. He exhibited widely during his lifetime and his paintings can be found in many public and private collections, including Windsor Castle”.

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Travelling, Explorations, Canada, History, Illustrated, Travels
Author/ Illustrator Wilfred Campbell / T. Mower Martin
Book Title Canada
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1907
Edition 1st Edition
Language English
Original language Yes
Publisher Adam and Charles Black
Binding/ Material Hardback
Number of pages 272
Dimensions 23×17 cm
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