Book Collecting/Rare Atlas


Through my Grandfather's inheritance, I received a "Historical Atas of Elgin County, Ontario Illustrated" H & R Page & Co Toronto 1877
There is some warping to the front cover, and unfortunately my Grandfather taped newspapr clippings, postcards, that were of interest to him, inside, however, none of the literature is covered by these, and the binding is in mint condition.
Is there any value to this little bit of history/

Thank you for any information that you have

Hi Lisa,

Yes this is quite valuable, if all the maps are present and in good clean state with no tears or marking. It is large format I believe about 440mm x 350mm.

It should have 28 + 60 pages of text, plus the maps.

I tracked down a copy being offered by a Toronto bookseller, with some wear to the binding, at $1,500.00.  This is full retail, so it would be possibly about a third to half that figure if you were to sell it, depending on how intrusive the clippings &c are.  There was a facsimile reprint also published in 1976.

A nice inheritance.

Hope this helps, and please do rate me if you get a chance.

best wishes


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