Boston: Graves, Locke & Co., Publishers, 1879. Wraps. [TRAVEL] [SOUVENIR] [EPHEMERA]. Boston Stereotype Foundry, No. 10 Spring Lane, printers.
Cover title: Old Orchard Maine
Map: Plan of Ferry Beach Park, Cottage Lots, Ferry Beach, Saco, Maine, 2 pp
Fold-out illustrated bird’s-eye-view map with vignettes: Balloon View of Old Orchard, Me., along with On the Beach at Low Tide, and 11 vignettes of guest houses and one of the Rustic Observatory at Ferry Beach Park.
12mo; 48pp; 2 staple binding; pale green stiff wrapper printed with two vignettes of homesteads and title; 4 wood-cuts of guest houses; age-toning of paper; fold-out map has 2 small tears through the neat line with loss, and one short separation at fold intersections; very good minus. Very good. Item #1873
The preface starts with the statement, ‘When an individual becomes distinguished, there is a demand for his biography; and when a locality springs into notoriety, there is a demand for its history.’ A promotional pamphlet for a popular 19th-century vacation area on the coast of Maine. Included are wood-cuts of the Falmouth Hotel, Biddeford House, Saco House all in Maine, and the Tremont House, Boston.