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[Cover title]: Awheel in Acadia
[Boston]: Acadian Wheeling Tourists 1894(?). First edition. Oblong quarto. One printed card leaf; 10 card leaves, each with four 4" x 5.5" photographic views for a total of 40 images. Measuring 11.75" x 5". Quarter cloth and printed brown paper over boards. Front and rear fly leaves detached but present, some light dampstains and scrapes on the boards, images a bit faded, good or better. The detached front fly contains a gift inscription from the author and photographer Burton H. Hubbell in 1896. A privately printed book of photographs documenting an eleven day bicycle and boating trip by the a bicycle club, "The Acadian Wheeling Tourists," made in late July 1894. The single printed leaf gives the itinerary on recto: from Boston by steamer to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, various day trips throughout Canada to Port Maitland, Annapolis, Berwick, Blomidon, Windsor, Halifax, Truro, Amherst, Oxford, Moncton, Dorchester, Sussex, and St. John, and back to Boston by steamer from St. John. On some occasions they were the dinner guests of various Canadian bicycle clubs: The Avonian Wheel Club, The Ramblers' Club, and The St. John Bicycle Club. The Club traversed 525 miles by bicycle, 550 miles on steamers, and 30 miles by rail. 13 "Tourists" are identified as having taken the trip including the "artist" Hubbell. On the verso is a printed list and captions for the 40 images. The images illustrate the trip: about a half dozen club members with their bicycles: in front of the State House in Boston, in front of a hotel in Brunswick, and a cycler with his damaged bike on a railway sidecar, the rest are of the steamers, a railroad engine, "a group of Indians taken by surprise in Wentworth," but most are various images along the way in the Canadian countryside. Rare. Presumably very few of these were made beyond the immediate circle of 13 participants and their friends. OCLC locates two copies (in two separate entries)..
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