Maine's Great Coast Resort Bar Harbor, The Gateway of the Lafayette National Park

No Place [Bar Harbor, Maine: Publicity Committee Bar Harbor, Maine, No date [c. 1919]. First Edition. Stiff wraps. 8vo; [28pp]; pictorial stiff wrapper printed in blue and black with the title on the front; wood-cut illustration to wrappers; 2 staple binding; 2pp text followed by 22pp black and white photographic illustrations; creasing and light soiling to wrapper, split to binding fold at head and tail, partial separation of wrapper from staple binding and is now fragile, staples holding leaves tightly; very good minus. Scarce, only 3 located in WorldCat libraries. Very good. Item #100

Date of 1919 based on the date on a photograph. An interesting view book issued around the time the National Park on Mount Desert Island was renamed from Sieur de Monts National Park to Lafayette National Park. Pierre Du Gua de Monts was a French Calvinist explorer who claimed the area for France in 1604. The Marquis de Lafayette was also a Frenchman who was an important figure in the American Revolutionary War. One of the photographic images printed is credited to A.S. Dockham and dated 1919.

Price: $125.00