Hudson’s Bay Company, Mark Reid, Joan K. Murray (Introduction), Graydon Carter (Foreword). Published by Assouline Publishing, 2011. 4to up to 12″ tall; 280 pages. Yellow boards with large black embossed Hudson Bay insignia to front; black titles front and spine; mapped endpapers. The lightest of rubbing to spine tail and head of spine and otherwise boards, binding and contents in mint, as new condition; jacket is unclipped in fine condition.
The Hudson’s Bay Company was incorporated in 1670 by a British royal charter under King Charles II. Over 220 illustrations capture the influence and importance of the company in the development of Canada from the fur trade up to the modern retail era of its merchandise and fashion. Includes a detailed timeline of significant events, and a list of HBC Governors from 1670 to the present. Mark Reid is the editor-in-chief of Canada’s History magazine which itself grew out of an internal Hudson’s Bay Company newsletter called The Beaver first launched in 1920. Joan K. Murray who provides the introduction, is the Hudson’s Bay Company Corporate Historian.