Sunday, 11 July 2021

Addition to Collection

Just picked up one of the uncommon Crown books from 1946. They are digest sized paperbacks published by Toronto's Crown Publishing for the post war UK market. The books are unnumbered so an exact count of the number published is imposssible. This is my sixth of nine that I know about.

Here is a very helpful history of this story.


Thursday, 1 July 2021

154 and Counting

The British North American Act, enacted March 29, 1867 by the British Parliament, provided for Confederation of the three British North American colonies, Canada (Upper and Lower), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Now much amended as the Constitution Act, 1867, it was proclaimed into law on July 1, 1867 and Canada was born. The first official birthday celebration was in 1868, July 1 being named Dominion Day in 1879 and Canada Day in 1982.

A place and time I remember with fondness - Toronto 1976-1996. Long gone bookstores.




Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Harlequin Artists Part XLIV Sid Dyke (4)

 The last post on the Harlequin covers by Sid Dyke, all unsigned.

Harlequin 233 June 1953

Harlequin 256 December 1953

Harlequin 309 October 1954

Harlequin 325 March 1955

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Harlequin Artists Part XLIII Sid Dyke (3)

The third installment in artist Sid Dyke's covers for Harlequin. The first three are signed.

Harlequin 278 March 1954

Harlequin 337 May 1955

Harlequin 366 August 1956

Harlequin 232 June 1953

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Harlequin Artists Part XLII Sid Dyke (2)

Time to continue with my artists series. Sid Dyke did 15 (10 signed, 5 unsigned) covers for Toronto paperback publisher Harlequin. Here are four more signed covers.

Harlequin 242 - August 1953

Harlequin 266 - January 1954

Harlequin 273 - February 1954

Harlequin 313 - August 1954