MAGNIFICENT ENTERTAINMENTS, Fancy Dress Balls of Canada's Governors General 1876-1898

By: Cooper, Cynthia

Price: $100.00

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Tells the stories of four grand balls given between 1876 and 1898, detailing "the costumes, the nation-builders disguising entertainment as historical research, and the excitement of otherwise-forbidden sexual display." The number line on the copyright page ends in 2, but a quick call to the publisher confirms that this is the first (and only) edition of this work (for some unfathomable reason, Goose Lane number lines often begin with a 2 -- go figure). This copy inscribed and signed in a neat and legible hand by Cooper, on title page ("To the University of New Brunswick/Cynthia Cooper"). Uncommon signed. Charcoal cloth w/silver foil lettering to front cover/spine, 185 pages (including Notes, Bibliography, Index), illustrated. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, in lightly scuffed dust jacket.

Title: MAGNIFICENT ENTERTAINMENTS, Fancy Dress Balls of Canada's Governors General 1876-1898

Author Name: Cooper, Cynthia

Categories: History, Signed (all categories),

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Fredericton & Hull, Goose Lane Editions & Canadian Museum of Civilization: 1997

ISBN Number: 0-86492-187-X

ISBN Number 13: 9780864921871

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall

Seller ID: 015087

Keywords: Cynthia Cooper, fancy dress balls, Governors General, fashion, costume, costumes, 19th-century fashions, Canadian history, Canadians