Portland, Maine: Leighton & Frey Souvenir View Co. ca 1890s. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. 7 1/2 x 5 3/4". Fanfolded view book with 26 vignettes on 12 leaves. Map of the City of Quebec inside rear board. Black cloth spine over maroon boards with elaborate gilt decoration & lettering to front cover and blindstamping on rear cover. Light wear to extremities; some burnishing to gilt; 2" split at top of fist leaf; paper at rear hinge partially separated; a very good copy. Uncommon view book, no copies listed in OCLC. Item #17750
Includes images of buildings in Quebec at the end of the 19th century, Champlain Market; Grand Battery & Laval University; Breakneck Steps; Frontenac Hotel; Dufferin Terrace and much more.