The Season-Ticket. Thomas Chandler Haliburton.
The Season-Ticket
The Season-Ticket

The Season-Ticket

London: Richard Bentley, 1860.

First edition. [x], 376 pp. Early 20th century three quarter leather binding with marbled paper sides, titles and ruling in gilt on black and crimson spine compartments. Very Good with wear along edges; foxing to endpapers; occasional thumbsoil, creased corner, and bit of foxing to contents; front hinge a bit free.

A series of short pieces originally submitted to Dublin University Magazine by the Nova Scotian author, judge, and politician Thomas Chandler Haliburton. In 1860 he emigrated to England and became a Conservative MP. University of Toronto Press writes of this book, "Its quality of interest lies in its major purpose: the programme of a thorough going British imperialist who advocates 'a three-fold policy for developing intercommunication between the motherland and the colonies.' In this work, Haliburton proposed that Great Britain subsidize transatlantic steamers between its ports and the colonies, complete the Intercolonial Railway and continue it to Lake Superior, and provide a 'safe, easy, and expeditious route to Fraser’s River on the Pacific.' Haliburton further argues for the substitution of a permanent colonial council of appointees from the colonies in place of the Colonial Office, and he raises the possibility of colonial representation in the British parliament." Item #140939494

Price: $200.00