….and Canada looked a little different to the Cartography of 1856.

Colton’s Atlas of the World provided a good record of its time.  From the atlas  we can see  George W Colton’s map of Canada East or Lower Canada and New Brunswick (Map No 5). New York J H Colton & Co 1856. The atlas was published by G W Colton and imaps_90300_col_lowercan_a_meds accompanied with Descriptions Geographical, Statistical and Historical by Richard Swainson Fisher M.D. The map size 320 x 400mm one edge rough where once bound in an atlas. Original steel engraved map with hand coloured territories with insets of Montreal. Railroads, Canals, Common Roads and Townships are indicated Decorative Border. Associated text page of the Colton’s Atlas of the world included. A little age tone to edges, in excellent clean and bright condition. An ideal gift to be framed for folk with a love of Canada and its history. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.

What else happened in 1913?

The Canadian Arctic Expedition commenced in 1913. and this is described and illustated in Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s The Friendly Arctic, the Story of Five Years in the Polar Regions. The book describes the origin and organisation of the Expedition which lasted until 1918.

I have a UK 1st ebooks_90941_stefansson_a_meddition available.  Published by Harrap, London, ca. 1922.  8vo, blue cloth, gilt titles to front and spine. Xxxi, 784p, 68 plates, 9 maps [2 folded in back pocket]. Covers bumped and rubbed at edges. Neat ownership inscription on front pastedown, light water stain to lower fore edge corner, not affecting printed area. Bound-in maps are in fine condition, folded maps in pocket with weakened splits at folds but in clean and bright condition. Contains preface by Stefansson, foreword by Gilbert Grosvenor, and introduction by Sir Robert Borden.  A good 20th century record of Polar exploration. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.

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A link in the Max Beerbohn chain leads me to these Fifty Caricatures

A book of 50 Caricatures illustrated by Man Beerbohn: Fifty Caricatures. William Heinemann 1913. 8vo 185mm x 225mm. Title, Advert to recto [i,ii Contents], 50 Caricatures, the first 48 tipped in on brown card, 2 full page prints. 1 pp adverts.

All clean and bright. Paper thinned books_90451_beerbohm_e_medarea on back end paper. Green cloth with gilt caricature of author, gilt   books_90451_beerbohm_c_medtitle to spine. A lbooks_90451_beerbohm_d_medittle

bumped at edges and a small area of light fading to back cover. Stylish two tone caricatures of notable people and events of the early 20th century. An artistic political pictorial commentary of Bernard Shaw, Lloyd George, Mr Thomas Hardy composing a lyric, Bonar Law and Signor Caruso to name a few. In very good condition.  An interesting snapshot the people of 1913. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.

What will you be reading this year?

One Hbooks_93625_dobson_b_medundrbooks_93625_dobson_a_meded years ago G R Edwards of the War Office was reading Max Beerbohm’s  Zuleika Dobson or an Oxford Love Story.  The first edition was published by Heinemann of London in. I have this book available. It is Octavo size, with brown cloth boards, gilt titles to spine. PP350, fore edge roughcut. It lacks the dustwrapper and the covers are bumped with some light soiling. Offset toning from pastedowns onto front free endpapers. Some light foxing to pages near the beginning and end of book block, tightly bound. Perhaps the War Office was not the best place for books! There is a neat ownership mark in ink on front pastedown “G R Edwards/ War Office/ Aug 1916” I wonder what he did there? Do you know? Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this

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2016 brings a change as to how I will be bringing you information about books, maps and prints I enjoy. Some of them will be for sale, some will be just good to read about. If you were a user or viewer of the www.rozhulse.com site I thank you for your interest and custom and look forward to sharing the love of books, maps and prints in a new way with you. Do please contact me if there is any particular aspect you would like me to take a look at. It’s always good to explore new text, thoughts, techniques and artistry.