OXLEY, J. MacDonald. de LAND, Clyde O.
Title: Fife and Drum at Louisbourg. Musson Hardcover.
Publisher:  Musson Book Company, Toronto , 1899,
Seller ID: 109029
OXLEY, J. MacDonald. Fife and Drum at Louisbourg. Illustrated by Clyde O. De Land. Toronto : The Musson Book Company, (©1899). Pp. (8),-307,(1), frontispiece, + 3 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated tan cloth, red lettering to front board, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Watters p.359, Rhodenizer p.417, NSIB 190. "Oxley [1855-1907], a highly successful author of books for boys, was born in Halifax and educated at Dalhousie and Harvard Universities. He was called to the bar in Nova Scotia, where hepracticed law for a short time, but the latter years of his life were spen t in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. many of his stories dealt with episodes and events in Canadian history much in the style of Stevenson and Henty. - NSIB, p.35. Spine browned, edges a bit grubby, a few small marginal foxed spots, else a very good, internally-clean, sturdy copy. 60.00