Buffalo, NY: Dodge Art Publishing Company, 1892.
First Edition. Souvenir folder of lovely chromolithograph views of Lake Chautauqua in western New York. Cloth-backed paper boards, 3 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches when folded. Ten views in all, one mounted on the front cover and nine accordion folded inside, with one page of printed text mounted inside back cover. Some external rubbing, else fine. Images show different parts of the lake, surrounding buildings, recreational activities (rowing, sailing, fishing) and a variety of watercraft. Final view includes a map and suggests this was planned as part of a larger series called "Illustrated Resorts," but we find evidence of only one other title in the series (Illustrated Florida) ever being published. Although apparently distributed free of charge by the Passenger Department of the Buffalo, New York, & Philadelphia Railroad Co., this is a scarce item, with just two copies located in institutional collections.
Price: $350.00 save 50% $175.00