Golden Dicky : The Story of a Canary and His Friends. First Canadian Edition.

By: SAUNDERS, Marshall HOOD, George W.

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SAUNDERS, Marshall. Golden Dicky: The Story of a Canary and His Friends. Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, Ltd., Publishers, (1919). First Canadian Edition. Bound from the Stokes sheets. Pp (2),[i]-xi,(5),1-280,(6) + coloured frontispiece. 8vo (133 x 192 mm), green cloth with colour illustrated onlay to front board, with gilt lettering to spine.

Watters p.386, Laugher p.519, Rhodenizer p.105, Spadoni & Donnelly 517.

Coloured frontispiece by George W. Hood.

Margaret Marshall Saunders, C.B.E. (b. May 13, 1861, Milton, Queens County, Nova Scotia – d. February 15, 1947, Toronto).

She spent most of her childhood in Berwick, Nova Scotia where her father served as Baptist minister.. Saunders is most famous for her novel Beautiful Joe. It was the first Canadian book to sell over a million copies, and by the late 1930s had sold over seven million copies worldwide. In 1934, Saunders was made a Commander of the British Empire (C.B.E.), at the time her country's highest civilian honor. Together with fellow Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Saunders co-founded the Maritime branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club. Following the success of Beautiful Joe, Saunders wrote more than twenty other stories, a number of which provided social commentary on such things as the abolition of child labour, slum clearance, and the improvement of playground facilities. Saunders died in 1947 in Toronto, Ontario where she had lived for a number of years. She is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

An animal story in 26 chapters for younger readers.

Introduction by Ernest S. Caswell.

Slightly cocked, rubbed, brown stains to a couple of leaves, else a very good copy. 50.00

Title: Golden Dicky : The Story of a Canary and His Friends. First Canadian Edition.

Author Name: SAUNDERS, Marshall HOOD, George W.

Categories: 41,

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto , 1919,: 1919

Seller ID: 82197