Portraits of British Americans. Part III
NOTMAN, William (illus.); TAYLOR, Fennings (ed.)
Contains portraits and biographies of George Etienne Cartier, J. William Dawson, James Ferrier, Rev. Jean Jacques Lartigue, and William Morris. Photographer William Notman was born in Scotland in 1826 and moved to Montreal in the summer of 1856. As an amateur photographer, he quickly established a flourishing professional photography studio on Bleury Street, a location close to Montreals central commercial district. The first Canadian photographer with an international reputation, Notman's status and business grew over the next three decades. Fennings Taylor was best known for his contributions to Canadian historical literature, predominantly as a biographer. His first and most noteworthy work was this collaboration with Notman, originally issued in monthly instalments such as this before being published as a three-volume work in 186568. Taylors biographies for Portraits were strongly influenced by the nascent romantic nationalism of the Confederation era and his biographies are for the most part sympathetic.
- Publisher: Printed by John Lovell
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: July, 1865
- Place Published: Montreal
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Fair
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
Pages 120-196 + 14 p. of ads. 23 cm. 5 pasted-in portrait photographs, one a photo of a painting. Blue card covers. Front cover detached, spine cracked, spine ends chipped, discoloured rear cover.