Place Published: Montreal
Publisher: Photographed and Published by W. Notman
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
QUITE SCARCE TO MARKET LARGE BOOK WITH NOTMAN PHOTOGRAPHS
First edition. Circa 1864. Large folio, 18 x 14 inches. Original front and back leather mounted on new black cloth. Gilt type on front cover. Title page, contents list, and  leaves,  leaves of mounted albumen silver prints of primarily Canadian and three New England views. The photographs were reproduced from paintings by the British artist Charles Jones Way. Some pages with light foxing on outer large white border of a few photographs. Last photo page has bottom paper tears repaired, otherwise, very good condition.
The album includes a table of contents identifying all the works. It was dedicated to "His Lordship the Bishop of Montreal and the Metropolitan President of the Art Association of Montreal.
Charles Jones Way, was born in England and studied at the South Kensington School or Art before coming to Canada in 1858 and settling in Montreal. He became President of the Society of Canadian Artists in 1870 which was formed in Montreal in 1867. In 1880 Way was elected an Academician of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) in Ottawa, and was considered a charter member of the newly formed Academy.
12 Notman Photographs mounted to pages - Content:
1) Passing snow storm ; White Mountains New Hampshire.
2) View on the Androscoggin ; New Hampshire White Mountains in the Distance Maine.
3) A Mountain Solitude : view in the Island of Mount Desait, Maine.
4) Fishing off the Gaspe Coast.
5) Quebec from Point Levi.
7) Niagara ; in the time of the red man.
8) Mouth of the Marguerite Saguenay.
9) L'Ance de Cape Trinite, Saguenay
10) An October reminiscence of the Saguenay ; a squall from the north west.
11) View near Tadousac ; mouth of the Saguenay.
12) View on the Saguenay ; Isle St. Louis in the distance
These Notman photographic copies of Canadian artwork is an attempt to consolidate the period's artistic community and encourage public interest in Canadian art in a large border format. Notman also had specific interests in the publication of such albums; photography gained the status of a fine art by being placed within the context of reproductions of paintings.