THE CHILDREN'S REGATTA, by C. Gorham Phillips - 1992 [Signed w/ALS]


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The Children's Regatta: Reminiscences of the Summer of 1935

by C. Gorham Phillips

ASSOCIATION COPY. SIGNED and Inscribed on front endpaper with Autograph Letter Signed. USA: C. Gorham Philips, 1992.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD++ condition.

  • Volume displays minimal overall wear to covers with Near Fine interior.
  • Blue covers feature color illustration pasted on front, with gilt borders.
  • Boards display gentle bumping to corners, as well as a small white stain on front below illustration.
  • Spine has text in gilt.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190613

85 pages. 6.25 x 9.25 inches.

Beautiful binding features gilt as well as color illustration pasted on front cover.

Written in the form of a novel, this is a memoir of a happy childhood summer in Toronto, ON in Canada. The adventures include a regatta as well as many recollections of the most fun and entertaining times spent with the cousins, with family and friends. It offers a touching look-back on a time past, and brings back to life the environment of Toronto in the first half of the past century.

Lavishly illustrated with B&W photographs of actual people and places in the story. Includes a Preface, as well as a small poem at the beginning of each chapter. 

EPHEMERA: contents of letter add details to some of the events and characters in the story. Inscription is from Doc Philips to Fred Rudolph. Based on letter, it can be assumed that "Doc" is a nickname for the author.

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