PORTRAITS OF BRITISH AMERICANS. 3 VOLUME SET.

By: Notman, W., photographer. Biographical Sketches by Fennings Taylor.

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425 pp, 350 pp, 280 pp, - 3 volume set, 8 5/8" H (just under 22 cm). These volumes have been rebound in dark red faux leather cloth with gilt lettering/bands and blind stamped decoration on spines. Speckle decoration to text block edges. New medium brown endpapers and white preliminaries - original text starts with the full title pages. All 84 photographs are present and all except "Honorable Alexander Campbell" have the guards. Each photograph is accompanied by a short biography. Volume I, published in 1865, contains 30 tipped-in photographs, including: John A. Macdonald, George Moffat, George Etienne Cartier, J.William Dawson, Joseph Howe, Rene Edouard Caron, Lt. Colonel Irvine, Thomas Talbot, Isaac Buchanan & Samuel Wentworth Monk. Volume II, published in 1867, contains 30 tipped-in photographs, including: Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Sir John Michel, Alexander Tilloch Galt, John Hamilton Gray, Colonel John Prince, George Brown, Jospeh Ulric Tessier, William Hamilton Merritt, Sir Allan Napier MacNab & Peter McGill. Volume III, published in 1868, contains 24 tipped-in photographs, including: Sir John Beverly Robinson, Charles Tupper, Frederick Auguste Quesnel, Francis Hincks, Robert Baldwin, John Hamilton Hawkesbury, Louis Joseph Papineau, Rev. John Stachan, William Molson, James Cockburn & Colonel C.M. de Salaberry. All volumes have a previous owner's name and date (1869) in ink at top of title page, light toning to text pages, variations in the brightness/fading of photographs (see images for examples), very minor edge wear on boards. Some images have tiny black fleck, most likely from the printing process. Volume I has a few small dark foxing marks on pages 369/370. Volume II has a progressively larger water stain at bottom corner and/or fore-edge/bottom edge of the last 8 photograph pages - does not effect photographs (no similar staining to text pages), several pages with a tiny dark foxing mark(s), small light mark on face of photograph on page 61 and faint mark on verso, photograph on page 337 has light stain (approx. 1"x1") at top right corner of photograph - does not effect image, small surface paper loss on verso of photograph page 329 - paper has adhered to the lower margin of text page 328. Volume III - tiny scattered ink marks on page 89, small surface paper loss on verso of photograph page 91, small surface paper loss on text page 135 effecting two words, small surface paper loss in top margin of page 280 - in each case, the paper has adhered to the opposite blank page.

Title: PORTRAITS OF BRITISH AMERICANS. 3 VOLUME SET.

Author Name: Notman, W., photographer. Biographical Sketches by Fennings Taylor.

Illustrator: William Notman, photographs.

Categories: Photography, Canada - Biography, Canada - Photography,

Edition: First Editions.

Publisher: Montreal, William Notman: 1865

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Jacket Condition: No Jacket - (as issued)

Seller ID: 28978

Keywords: William Notman, Canadian Photographers, Canadian Photography, 19th Century Photography, Biography, Viscount Monck, Sir John A. MacDonald, S.L. Tilley, Etienne Tache, George Etienne Cartier, Joseph Howe, Thomas Talbot, Isaac Buchanan, Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Alexander Tilloch Galt, John Prince, George Brown, William Hamilton Merritt, Sir Alan Napier MacNab, Peter McGill, Sir John Beverly Robinson, Charles Tupper, Robert Baldwin, Francis Hincks, John Hamilton Hawkesbury, Louis Joseph Papineau, John Strachan, William Molson, James Cockburn, C.M. De Salaberry, Canadian Politicians, Churchmen, Photographic Works.,