Yes, I know. William is a man. In going through the books on my office shelves the other day, though, I came across this little edition. I have no recollection whatsoever of where I got it. While the text is already available online, my copy is rather special. Not only is it signed by the author, but also by the owner, Gertrude Fouks (later Mrs. Sidney Zack), who was an artist and a prominent member of the Vancouver Jewish community. Added to this is a page from a play—”The Rebirth of Rameses: A Mystery Play,” written and directed by William E. Grant—glued into the flyleaf. It appears that the play was staged at King Edward High School, the first high school established in Vancouver; one must assume that Gertrude Fouks, who moved to Vancouver with her family in 1918, attended there. William. E. Grant is listed on the playbill as both author and director; William Ewart Grant (c1884-1935) is also listed in the 1921 Census of Canada as a school teacher in Vancouver, so we can assume that he wrote this play for his students to produce, although the year of production is not recorded. It would be interesting to find a full script of the play…

Regardless of whether or not I find answers to my questions, I hope you will enjoy the beauty of this little volume, presented here in colour images and searchable pdf: it is so much more attractive than the black&white scan of the CIHM  microfilm that archive.org has posted.