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STEELE, Oliver (1805-1879). Steele's Niagara Falls Port-folio. Buffalo: Steele's Press, 1843.

Scarce pamphlet of views of Niagara after the work of William Henry Bartlett, in original green wrapper. Guides to Niagara Falls were a local specialty of Buffalo printers; local publisher and bookseller Oliver Steele printed a panoply of editions and variations on the material. This pamphlet is views only; for a variant wrapper, see lot 186. Sabin reports an 1842 edition of this work; all are rare at auction. McMurtrie, Buffalo 92; Dow, Niagara p. 900 (1844 edition; "some of the views are very good"); Sabin 91139.

Quarto (212 x 164mm). 9 lithographed plates with tissue guards tipped to lower margin (some dampstaining, mostly affecting title page and margins of plates, a few small closed tears at margins, some fingersoiling). Original green printed wrappers (disbound, cover dampstained). Custom chemise and slipcase.
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