Lot 1007: Osgood's MARITIME PROVINCES HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS 1875 Antique Travel Guide Canadian History Fold-Out Maps
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Maritime Provinces: A Handbook for Travellers. A Guide to the Chief Cities, Coasts, and Islands of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, and to Their Scenery and Historic Attractions; with the Gulf and River of St. Lawrence to Quebec and Montreal; Also, Newfoundland and the Labrador Coast
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 336/24 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: From the preface: "The chief object of the Handbook to the Maritime Provinces is to supply the place of a guide in a land where professional guides cannot be found, and to assist the traveller in gaining the greatest possible amount of pleasure and information while passing through the most interesting portions of Eastern British America."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in flexible boards, with pebbled red cloth, blind-stamped borders, and gilt lettering to the front cover and spine. The volume shows moderate external wear, with light soiling and rubbing. The hinges of this volume are cracked, and the text block displays mild toning and foxing to the outer edge. The endpapers, printed with advertisements, are toned, and no front flyleaf is present. The interior is clean and bright, illustrated with four maps, one of which is a double-page plate, and the other three of which fold out. The maps are generally well-preserved, with some showing mild toning, and some showing small tears at the creases. 24 pages of advertisements, some of them illustrated, are present at the rear of the volume.
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