Dreams of Fort Garry

$495.00

Watson, Robert; With Wood Cut Illustrations by Walter J. Phillips, A.R.C.A.

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Watson, Robert; With Wood Cut Illustrations by Walter J. Phillips, A.R.C.A. Dreams of Fort Garry. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Stovel Company Limited, 1931. First edition. pp. 63. Slim 8vo., measuring 25 cm x 16 cm. Twenty lovely woodcuts by Western-Canadian artist Walter J. Phillips who was especially renowned for his lovely woodblocks. Bound in brown paper over boards, with a printed title and woodcut vignette on the front board. Rough trimmed edges to special stock rag content paper. Printed in a limited edition of 968 copies, of which this is number 926. Signed by both Robert Watson and W. J. Phillips on the limitation page. Glossary and Historical Notes at end. Very faint smudge to middle of spine where book was grasped to remove from slipcase; otherwise the book is remarkably preserved and in excellent condition. Accompanied with the original slipcase as issued in black; showing expected shelf wear with no major flaws. Overall, a very handsome presentation of this increasingly scarce title. Peel 5592. “An epic poem on the life and times of the early settlers of Western Canada, complete with glossary and historical notes.” Limitation page states: “This is one of the first edition volumes produced on special stock and personally autographed by (the author; the artist).” Hardcover. (#1052) $495.00