The Boy With an R in His Hand: A Tale of the Type-riot at William Lyon Mackenzie's Printing Office in 1826

Erin, Ontario: The Porcupine's Quill, 1980. Rampen, Leo. Soft Cover. 8vo. Near Fine. Item #004261

SIGNED with inscription by author to half-title. Soft cover. 102 p.p. B&W illustrations. Some darkening to top edge of text block. This is a satisfying, fast-moving story, full of incident and detail about colonial life. It climaxes with the wrecking of Mackenzie's printshop and press by a band of young Tories acting with the implicit approval of the government, at the end of which Alex finds a single capital R, his souvenir of life as a printer's apprentice.

Price: $30.00

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