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Canadian Scenery: District of Gaspe ... Beautifully - PYE, Thomas - 1866. 
Montreal: John Lovell, 1866. Small folio. (13 1/8 x 10 inches). Lithographed map of the district by Roberts & Reinhold after P. Murison, 20 tinted lithographed views on 19 leaves by Roberts & Reinhold after photographs by the author, 18 of the plates oval within black-line oblong borders with decorative corner-pieces printed in light brown. Publisher's green cloth, covers with elaborate border blocked in blind, the upper cover titled in gilt, minor wear to spineA very fine copy of this rare work on the District of Gaspé on the eastern seaboard of Canada, bordered to the north by the St. Lawrence.The introductory text is particularly interesting and the author writes with an unusual lack of formality and does not hold back from expressing his views. These are definitely partisan and aimed at extolling the possible economic virtues of the area, mainly it seems to persuade the "Intercolonial Railroad" to complete the extension of the line through the district.The work includes an early depiction of an oil well.TPL 4532.
[Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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