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Portraits Of British Americans
William Notmaqn, Montreal 1868 - Rubbing to original leather bindings, minor tear to rear board of Volume III otherwise is excellent condition. 3 Volumes, published between 1865 and 1868. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [blank leaf], vi, 425; 2 p.l., 350 [i.e. 348; pp. 71-72 omitted in pagination]; 2 p.l., 280. 84 mounted albumen photographs. BOUND BY DAWSON BROS BINDERS Bookplate Mr. James Dwyer. Included are albumen cabinet-size portrait photographs and biographical sketches of Viscount Monk, Bishop Fulford, John A.Macdonald, Louis Lafontaine, George Étienne Cartier, Edward Brown, Joseph Howe, D¿Arcy McGee, A.T.Galt, Joseph Bouchette, George Brown, Jonathan Sewell, Peter McGill, John Beverley Robinson, Charles Tupper, Robert Baldwin, Louis Joseph Papineau, Bishop Strachan, &c. An important early Canadian photographically illustrated work. William Notman came to Canada in 1856, and became the leading photographer in Montreal. Gernsheim refers to him as "the most significant photographer of his time". Dionne III 1269. Gagnon I 3478. Lande 826. Morgan p. 368. Sabin 56025. TPL 4452. Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature, 301 An impressive mid-19th century work - the photographs are actual photos not copies, and detail the lives of the eminent Canadian men of the era - in excellent condition! Due to size and weight the cheapest mail to Canada is $48, to the rest of the world $69 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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