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Canadiana Collection

Introduction

A collection particularly strong in 19th and early 20th century poetry, drama and fiction. Much of this material is rare and some items are unique. Includes historical and geographical works with a number of rare gazetteers and l9th century travel books.

Samples

Canadiana item presenting Canada in both textual and visual form:

S. T. (Samuel Thomas) Wood, 1860-1917. Rambles of a Canadian naturalist ; colour illustrations by Robert Holmes ; decorative headings by students of the Ontario College of Art. London : J.M. Dent, 1916. QH 81 .W73 VUCA

Colour illustrations by Robert Holmes:

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    Whip-poor-will
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    Bloodroot
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    Promethea Moth
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    Showy Lady’s Slipper
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    Monarch Butterfly
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    Winter’s Robin

Decorative Headings by students of the Ontario College of Art:

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  • Early Canadiana Online: Canada's printed heritage on the Internet
  • Canadian Poetry Archive: The Canadian Poetry Archive features over 1,000 poems, dating from 1826 to 1925, by more than 100 early English and French language Canadian poets.