London: A. & C. Black, 1907. First Edition. Large 8vo. xviii, 272 pp.Index. Fold-out map at rear. 77 full-page watercolor plates by T. Mower Martin, with titled tissue guards. Crimson cloth signed by CS, with a design blocked in gilt and printed in green and light crimson on front cover and spine, TEG; in publisher's green and gray illustrated dustjacket. Minor paper separation along front and rear hinges; light wear; else a fine copy in near fine dustjacket (small chip to rear joint & upper front corner; front flap partially separated); a lovely copy in the uncommon dustjacket. Item #19359
William Wilfred Campbell (1860 – 1918) was a Canadian poet. He is often classed as one of the country's Confederation Poets, a group that included fellow Canadians Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott. By the end of the 19th century, he was considered the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada." In this title, Campbell teams with Thomas Mower Martin (1838 – 1934), an English-born Canadian landscape painter dubbed "the father of Canadian art", to describe in words and paintings the great natural features of Canada, in its broader characteristics - its coasts, rivers, mountains, lakes, and prairies, those physical beauties and sublime effects of nature for which the region is specially famous. (Inman #12).