Lake Chautauqua New York State c. 1880's LE Walker & Wittemann souvenir albumBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, New York, Lake Chautauqua, Souvenir Album, Illustrated Books).
Souvenir of Lake Chautauqua.
Published c. 1880's, New York by L.E. Walker, printed by Adolph Wittemann.
12 pages. Text in English. Accordion style binding. Profusely illustrated throughout.
With a rare loose promotional sheet from the publisher L.E. Walker, Warsaw, N.Y. listing for sale the many Chautauqua stereoviews and photographs available from them. They evidently specialized in Lake Chautaugua scenery. Unique example thus.
Publisher's cloth binding, embossed title lettering & pictorial cover decorations.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding is remarkably clean, just gently age worn, text block separated from booklet as often seen, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this 19th century tourist souvenir survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 6" H x 5" W.