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The Land of Evangeline Nova Scotia. Annotated Guide.

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Author: [Railway]

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Reference #: 1882

Status: For Sale

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Dominion Atlantic Railway, 1925. Octavo. Illustrated Card Covers. Very Good. Printed by The University Press at Cambridge, Massachusetts, this travel guide of 67 + [2, adv] pp. features beautiful, evocative, cover art, map endpapers, a frontispiece with a line from Longfellow's poem, and vignette illustrations throughout. Two lines of the Foreword underlined (P. 8), otherwise a clean, unmarked copy. Minor wear to the yapp edges; separation at the front gutter, but binding still tight. A Very Good copy overall.

The text is arranged along the Main Line from Yarmouth to Halifax, with marginal notes indicating the miles from its point of origin. Each site listed has a statement as to its elevation and population, historical notes and highlights of note in the environs. Written as promotional material for the "Land of Evangeline Route' of the Dominion Atlantic Railway, it is not simply a travelogue, but also a lovely example of the marketing in the era of passenger rail travel in Canada at the time as well as the enduring allure of the poem. Uncommon.

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