Prince of Wales' Visit to Canada 1919
Scope and Contents
A limp-bound book, number 36 of a numbered edition of 100, containing photogravure plates and coloured illustrations by various artists. Each page is preceded by a sheet containing the title and description; in most cases only the title is given in the typescript catalogue. Unless otherwise stated, the illustrations are full-page sepia photogravure, approximately 225 x 175 mm; the half-page coloured illustrations are c.125 x 85 mm.
The title page reads 'His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales' Tour of Canada August to October Nineteen Nineteen: Canadian Pacific Railway'. The brown limp cover (in poor condition) has the Prince of Wales' Feathers in gold and the lettering 'Sixty Days in Canada 1919: Canadian Pacific Railway'. Apart from indicating the C.P.R. as publisher, neither title is altogether accurate. This is not an account of the Royal Visit but a collection of scenes which, as described in the Foreword, 'visualise the journey planned for his Royal Highness'. The preliminaries comprise a list of the Royal Party, a three-page Foreword containing 'an introductory survey of the outstanding features of the Dominion of Canada' and the itinerary of the tour, with a map.
- Creation: 1919
- Canadian Pacific Railway (Organization)
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1 volume(s) (150 images in 1 volume)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The book was purchased from Dora Hood's Book Room, Toronto, in 1953.
This item level description was entered by NE and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Canadian Pacific Railway
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