SARATOGA SPRINGS: BEING A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE MINERAL SPRINGS, HOTELS, DRIVES, AND ALL POINTS OF INTEREST AROUND AND IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF THIS CELEBRATED WATERING-PLACE ... VIEWS TAKEN ON THE SPOT BY WILLIAM GELLATLY. New York: T. Nelson & Sons, 1866. 16.2x10.5 cm, pp. [1-3] 4-32, 12 plates with colored steel engravings, white card slipcase with green pictorial label with view of Congress Springs pasted to the front panel. First edition. The label gives the title as VIEWS OF SARATOGA and publisher's imprint reads: "T. Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh, and New York." A packet of colored views probably published as part of "Nelson's View-books for Tourists" (later [?] re-designated "T. Nelson and Sons' American Views," priced 25 cents per packet). The first of at least two printings, the other dated 1867. Not in Sabin. The booklet, self wrappers, sewn, is tanned and the title page is foxed due to offset from the card slipcase, the backs of some of the plates are tanned (normal for these Nelson views), the card case is rubbed and a bit soiled, but overall this is a very nice example of a fragile, ephemeral production. (#167524).
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