Title:Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1837 and of Toronto from 1834 to 1904. Fourth Series. First Edition
Publisher:  J. Ross Robertson, Toronto, 1904,
Seller ID: 109531
ROBERTSON, J. Ross. Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1837 and of Toronto from 1834 to 1908. Also, Nearly Three Hundred Engravings of the Churches of Toronto Embracing the Picture of Every Church Obtainable from 1800 - 1904. Fourth Series - Complete. Republished from the Toronto "Evening Telegram." Toronto : J. Ross Robertson, 1904. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xvi,-614,(2) + 4 leaves of plates on slightly different paper. Many illustrations, tables in the text. Largely double column. Thick 8vo, dark blue cloth with pressed floral pattern on front board, gilt lettering to front & spine.
Contents: 193 chapters on matters of church and synagogue history of every stripe and denomination, much already reflecting the city's multicultural character.
A sampling of chapters: 3. St. George's : The First West End Anglican Church - Some Notable Parishioners; 43. St. Andrew's, King St. West - The First Toronto Presbyterian Church - Its Ministers from the Beginning (pp.120-214); 76. St. Mary's, Roman Catholic, The Earliest West End Place of Worship Erected by the Roman Catholics; 94. Yonge Street Methodist - The Most Northerly Methodist Church in the City; 124. Bloor St. Baptist - Church with a Phenomenally Successful Era - Its Internal Growth; 159. The Salvation Army; 144. Baptist Church (Coloured) "The First" Organized in the "Twenties"- Its Career; 153. Bethany - An Undenominational Church on Congregational Lines; 161. Christian Scientists - A Small Body of Worshippers Holding Peculiar Tenets; 167. The Theosophists; 172. The Latter Day Saints, Popularly Known as the Mormon Congregation; 174. German Lutheran; 175. Jewish Synagogues: The Religious Home in Toronto of God's "Ancient People" (pp.556-566); 176 . Toronto Y.M.C.A; 177. African Methodist Churches (pp.571-574, including the British Methodist Episcopal Church (coloured)); 180. Greek Catholic Church; 182. Deaf and Dumb Congregation - Unique Religious Organization of Great Interest.
A few rubber stamps of noted Ontario collector J.V. Salmon, as well as the armorial bookplate of Sir William Mortimer Clark, (b. May 24, 1836 – d. August 10, 1915, the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Ontario), else very good to fine, tight and clean, with bright exterior gilt. 380.00