The Hon. Thos. D'Arcy [Etienne Grace Hughes] Mcgee A Sketch of his Life and Death
Montreal, Printed by John Lovell, 1868. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Hardcover. pp. 60. 8vo. Bound in original cloth with gilt lettering to front board, page edges gilt. With frontispiece cabinet card by William Notman. Boards soiled, some loss to spine, foxing to first and last few pages, contents age-toned but clean and unmarked. Ill.: William Notman. Irish-catholic McGee was an anti-British revolutionary in his early life, but eventually did an about-face and became a father of Canadian Federation: "early flirtations with revolutionary liberalism and anti-clericalism, followed in later years by a passionate faith in catholicism and conservatism, was a common pattern among many 19th century romantics" - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Not in Peel or Sabin.
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Keywords: politics; Catholicism; journalism; poetry; Canada; Confederation; Ireland