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Measures 15.5 x 11 inches. Part I: 4 July 1885; Part II: 29 August 1885. Complete, including scarce Middleton litho. Best to describe Part I as disbound. Part II has maintained its integrity as a unit but lacks one third of the rear cover. The front cover, title page and first leaf are detached together and a four inch closed tear runs from the left centre. The edges of this first clutch of pages are chipped and bent. That continues for one more leaf, then all is presentable until the final leaf which is chipped at left margin with 2 closed tears not intruding to text (where the rear cover is lacking). The jewel of the piece is the scarce 2-page lithograph in colour of Middleton. The paper is split at the crease one half of an inch at head and foot: not reaching the image. There is a one-third of an inch closed tear (no loss of paper) to right margin. The litho adheres, as issued, to the inner margin of page 16 and was not stapled, though there is one pinhole visible if held up to strong light, along the crease at the neck of Cl. Grassett. None of these minor blemishes would be visible when framed. Regarding the discrepancy of the "missing" pages 12-16, perhaps our copy can shed some light. It is worth noting that there are four double-page illustrations other than the Middleton: "Canada's Sacrifice", "The Attack on the Rebels at Fish Creek", "The Battle of Cut Knife Creek", and "The Capture of Batoche". In places the 2 leaves of one of these illustrations were counted in the pagination (as 4 pages) elsewhere they were not. In fact, 44 pages plus the Middleton centrepiece is correct. We have: front cover, title page, followed by 24 leaves (including 2 Middleton leaves), and rear cover... well, two thirds of the rear cover. Happy to forward photos on request.
Title: Souvenir Number Of The Canadian Pictorial And Illustrated War News : A History Of Riel's Second Rebellion And How It Was Quelled. Part I and Part II. With Middleton centrefold lithograph.
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Toronto, Grip: 1885
Book Condition: Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: Books005584
Keywords: Louis riel middleton metis Canada Rebellion Batoche