The Voyageur, Johnnie Courteau, The Great Fight, The Habitant, Drummond, William Henry. Four Volume Uniform Set. G.P. Putnam’s Sons 1906-1909. Grey boards, buckram spine, top edge gilt. Gilt figures to both back and front boards with the exception of one volume which has front gilt figure only. Paper title label to spines. Grey end papers. Rough cut edges. Each volume has several in text and full page tissue guarded Illustrations by Frederick Simpson Coburn. This set is in very nice condition for its age and all plates are present and in fine condition. Boards have light wear and sunning; gilt remains bright; pages have just a hint of toning and are tightly bound without tears, marks or folds. Defects noted following. The Voyageur And Other Poems, 1906. 142 pages; 16 full illustrations. Frontispiece is a full illustration of gilt figure on front board. “So I fill de glass an’ I raise it high an’ drink to de Voyageur.” The interior of this volume is pristine. Johnnie Courteau And Other Poems, 1907. 161 pages; 15 full illustrations. Frontispiece is a full illustration of gilt figure on front board: “De mos’ bes’ figtin’ man”. There is a 1mm wide strip of extra paper along the hinge preceding half title page; all pages are accounted for and it is assumed this occurred at time of printing. One tiny checkmark beside third poem listed on table of contents and one small mark on right side margin; a couple of light corner thumb marks. Tissue guard for Drummond’s portrait and signature has small closed tear. Great Fight: Poems And Sketches, Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York and Musson, Toronto, 1908. Preface by May Harvey Drummond and a poem by S. Weir Mitchell in ” Memory of William Henry Drummond. 158 pages not including index and back ads. Frontispiece is a full illustration of gilt figure on front board: ” De House Is Shake Lak’ BEEG Eart Quake”. The Habitant: And Other French-Canadian Poems, 1909. 137 pages not including index, introduction, preface and back ads. 13 full page illustrations. Introduction (in French) by Louis Frechette. Frontispiece is a full illustration of gilt figure on front board: “The Habitant”. There is a 1mm wide strip of extra paper along the hinge preceding half title page; all pages are accounted for and it is assumed this occurred at time of printing . One plate with its tissue guard is neatly detached without damage to plate or text; remainder of pages are firmly attached.
William Henry Drummond M.D. (1854 – 1907) was an Irish-born Canadian poet and physician, best-known for his verse in French-Canadian dialect about rural life in Quebec. Frederick Simpson Coburn (1871 -1960) was born and died in Quebec although he lived, studied and exhibited his work internationally. He continues to be best known for his paintings of winter landscapes of Québec which primary feature images of horse drawn sleighs. 001735 $120