Vancouver, BC: McLennan & McFeely Company, Limited, 1908. Hardcover. Front pastedown with McLennan & McFeely's presentation bookplate, stating that this catalog, No. 705 is presented to C. [sp. "D."] " Cadzow, Esq. of Rampart House, and is being forwarded to him c/o the Hudson's Bay Co. in Victoria, B.C. The bookplate's bottom left corner has a printed rate chart with additional prices added in ink to ship their items to Cadzow's location in the N.W. corner of the Yukon Territory, on the Alaska border. Screw-bound 3/4 leather with heavy cloth over boards, large thick 4to (12 inches tall), pp. , xliv, 1-1646* n.b. includes multiple additional printed and illustrated sheets within (dated 1909-12) with Mc & Mc's latest merchandise which are not inc. in pagination, ie. 60a 60b etc. Heavily illustrated throughout with some merchandise shown in color. Volume with heavy wear to covers, partial crack to upper gutter [inner hinge still perfect], ffep is a stub, first leaf is creased w. a short closed tear at inner corner and minor wear to top edge, lacks one paper sample leaf from stationary section, some paint samples are remnants, missing or were removed to be made into smaller pieces for customers [all remaining loose chips are now in mylar bags and inserted at paint sample pages where found], text with a few minor tears and stray pencil marks, else tightly bound, clean and complete. There is no doubt when handling this object, that you are holding history in your hands. Very Good. Item #3411
From p. 17 of the "Rampart House" pamphlet (2010) published by Yukon Tourism & Culture "Dan Cadzow first brought trade goods to Rampart House in 1904 and he built this store in 1912. His business was very successful at this time and he was able to order finishing materials, like linoleum, from the mail-order catalogues of the day." - - of which, this particular Mc. & Mc. catalogue was likely one of his most valuable resources to order in supplies for his far-flung community. An interesting artifact from the far north, that of an entrepreneurial gentlemen with a pioneering story to tell... and a great catalogue to use. OCLC locates no copies of this 1908 Mc & Mc catalogue.
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