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.; Edited by J. Taylor.
Montreal: M. Longmoore & Co., 1866. First edition. 8vo. 196 pp., (22) pp. of ads. 10 albumen photographs (3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches) mounted on stiff leaves with printed captions and "Notman, Photo." (leaves foxed). Original dark brown cloth (edges bumped, spine head chipped); a very good solid copy. Item #43230
This early tour guide follows both rail and river routes, primarily from the mouth of the Saguenay to Niagara. Most of the hunting and fishing advice is found in the flow of his tour narrative, except for a list of salmon and trout rivers "below Quebec", which gives 22 rivers and two stretches of the St. Lawrence. William Notman's photographs, include five views (Montmorenci Steps and Falls, Niagara Falls, Montreal Harbor, Ottawa's new parliament building) and five scenes and genre characters from paintings (three by "Krieghoff" and two others, possibly his; Cornelius Krieghoff, 1815-1872, was a Dutch-born Canadian genre painter, popular in his day and still appreciated for his record of the era). Appendices list mammals and birds.