Antique Victorian "The Imperial Idea" Thread Bound Original Book published by Colin McArthur & Co. Inc c. 1900


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    FOR SALE ☞ Antique Victorian Book "The Imperial Idea"

    DESCRIPTION ☞ "The Imperial Idea" by Colin McArthur & Co. Printed in 1900 and entered according to the Act of Parliament of Canada in the same year. This is an original copy, compliments of Colin McArthur & co. Incorporated, Montreal.

    Four vibrant, full color plates on heavy paper, including a portrait of Queen Victoria. Several other color illustrations and black and white photos throughout. One page per leaf. 24 pages and 24 leafs total. Through our research, we have only been able to find reproduction copies and microfilm at a few commonwealth museums around the world. This is, no doubt, a very rare and lovely piece of Canadiana!

    DIMENSIONS ☞ 10" wide by 8" tall.

    CONDITION ☞ Green cardboard cover is soft and fading. Comes in a mylar wrap but will need further UV protection for preservation. Cover at the spine is worn through in some places. Original thread is knotted tight and still strong. Please see photos. More photos of the inside available upon request!

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