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The Canadian Handbook and Tourist's Guide Giving a Description of Canadian Lake and River Scenery and Places of Historical Interest with the Best Spots for Fishing and Shooting
Montreal: M. Longmoore & Co., 1867. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good. 196 p. 8 mounted albumen prints by William Notman. Brown cloth with gold and blank impressing. Chipped lower spine. Lower corners bumped. Ink inscription on front free endpaper. Foxing, mainly to plates. Blue ribbon is still present at p. 128. What to see and do in Canada in Confederation year. Note that Canada at this time means Ontario and Quebec; the writer seems to place more significance on "the Lower Province," perhaps for historical reasons. Nevertheless the traveller is encouraged to "undertake a ramble, with rod and gun in hand, from Niagara to Labrador" and most of the soon-to-be Province of Ontario receives adequate description. Those of us living in London, Ontario will be gratified to learn that we are "a city of fine appearance, of wide streets, running at right angles to each other, and with excellent buildings" (p. 160). The first edition of this guide appeared in 1866 with 10 illustrations. Since Notman (1826-1891) was considered the most significant Canadian photographer of the time, who better to photograph the Victoria Bridge in Montreal Harbour or the beauty of Niagara Falls?
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