Sketches on The Nipisaguit A River of New Brunswick B.N. America by William Hickman B.A.To His Excellency The Right Honorable The Earl of Mulgrave, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, Etc. Etc. this work is respectfully dedicated, by his obediant humble servant. The Author.
Halifax, N.S. Published by John B. Strong, Bookseller and Librarian. London: Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, Gate Street, Lincolns-Inn Fields. 1860.
Folio, original cloth, lettered in gilt with elaborate gilt design on cover. Complete but disbound. Sheet size: 275 x 370mm (10¾ x 14½") each. Slight foxing throughout. Some staining to plates.
An illustrated account of self-taught amateur artist William Hickman's travels to the Nepisiguit River, New Brunswick, Canada, known at the time as 'the Rocky River' and famed for it's salmon fishing. This book was not originally intended for wider publication, but as 'mementos of a pleasant visit paid by the author, with a fishing-rod and sketchbook, to the banks of the Nipisaguit'. The titles of the plates are; 'No. 1. Above the Grand Falls', 'No.2. The Grand Falls', 'No. 3. The Camp, Grand Falls', 'No.4. Portage Below the Little Falls', 'No.5. Morning at the Mid Landing', 'No.6. The Pabineau Falls', 'No.7. Shooting A Rapid', 'No.8. The Town of Bathurst'.
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