1967, 1st edition. () Near fine. 260pp. Oblong folio. Original grey cloth with black & gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Bottom front corner of front board bumped. Small bit of adhesive residue on halftitle and a small closed tear, else internally tight and clean. In the original, photographically-illustrated slipcase. The slipcase is bumped and rubbed. Extensively illustrated with 260 plates. An elegant collection of landscape photography displaying many of Canada's wonders. This is the true first edition with the accompanying text printed in script. The first edition was quite expensive when first published and immediately popular. Subsequent printings lack the elegant printed script. This collection of fine photographs was issued by the National Film Board of Canada to commemorate 100 years of confederation. The book was designed by the Canadian great, Allan Fleming.
Signed by Author(s) Book Oblong Folio. 31x 39cm, unpaginated, text in script, 260 primarilycolour photographic plates, index of plates & illustrators (including aseparate pamphlet laid-in), grey cloth with gilt & black titles, inblack-cloth covered box with gilt maple-leaf on front & silk ribbonbound-in, fine in fine box. (ewc) A Centennial edition prepared tomark the 100th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, lavishlyillustrated by numerous Canadian photographers including John de Visser, Freeman Patterson, Roloff Beny. Malak, Bruce Weston. Text by BruceHutchinson with design by Allan Fleming. Although normally published ina slip-case, this is copy of "Year of the Land" is obviously intended asa presentation copy with a specially designed box.
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