Farrar’s Illustrated Guide to Moosehead Lake, Katahdin Iron Works and Vicinity, The North Maine Wilderness and the Head Waters of the Dead, Kennebec, Penobscot, Arroostook, and St. John Rivers. With a New and Correct Map of the Lake Region, drawn and printed expressly for this book. Capt. Charles A. J. Farrar.
Farrar’s Illustrated Guide to Moosehead Lake, Katahdin Iron Works and Vicinity, The North Maine Wilderness and the Head Waters of the Dead, Kennebec, Penobscot, Arroostook, and St. John Rivers. With a New and Correct Map of the Lake Region, drawn and printed expressly for this book.
Farrar’s Illustrated Guide to Moosehead Lake, Katahdin Iron Works and Vicinity, The North Maine Wilderness and the Head Waters of the Dead, Kennebec, Penobscot, Arroostook, and St. John Rivers. With a New and Correct Map of the Lake Region, drawn and printed expressly for this book.
Farrar’s Illustrated Guide to Moosehead Lake, Katahdin Iron Works and Vicinity, The North Maine Wilderness and the Head Waters of the Dead, Kennebec, Penobscot, Arroostook, and St. John Rivers. With a New and Correct Map of the Lake Region, drawn and printed expressly for this book.
Farrar’s Illustrated Guide to Moosehead Lake, Katahdin Iron Works and Vicinity, The North Maine Wilderness and the Head Waters of the Dead, Kennebec, Penobscot, Arroostook, and St. John Rivers. With a New and Correct Map of the Lake Region, drawn and printed expressly for this book.
Farrar’s Illustrated Guide to Moosehead Lake, Katahdin Iron Works and Vicinity, The North Maine Wilderness and the Head Waters of the Dead, Kennebec, Penobscot, Arroostook, and St. John Rivers. With a New and Correct Map of the Lake Region, drawn and printed expressly for this book.
Farrar’s Illustrated Guide to Moosehead Lake, Katahdin Iron Works and Vicinity, The North Maine Wilderness and the Head Waters of the Dead, Kennebec, Penobscot, Arroostook, and St. John Rivers. With a New and Correct Map of the Lake Region, drawn and printed expressly for this book.

Farrar’s Illustrated Guide to Moosehead Lake, Katahdin Iron Works and Vicinity, The North Maine Wilderness and the Head Waters of the Dead, Kennebec, Penobscot, Arroostook, and St. John Rivers. With a New and Correct Map of the Lake Region, drawn and printed expressly for this book.

Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1889; Jamaica Plain, Mass.: Jamaica Publishing Co, 1889. 12 mo, red cloth over boards, black stamped title on spine, gilt title on upper cover. [6], fold out map (24” x 19” plus margins), frontis, 295 pp., 3 pp. ads., numerous wood engravings, mostly full page.

Probable eighth edition overall of Farrar’s Moosehead Lake and the North Maine Wilderness series and apparent second edition under this title, revised from the 1884 ed. Includes chapters on Greenville, Monson, Mt Kineo, Mount Katahdin, Camping Out Advice, Game and Fish Laws, Lists of Hotels, Rail and Steamboat Routes, Table of Fares and more. The revised and corrected fold-out map (24” x 19” plus margins) by M.M. Tidd, dated 1889, is entitled “Farrar’s Map of Northern Maine: Moosehead Lake and Vicinity, Sebec Lake and the headwaters of the Kennebec, Penobscot and St. John Rivers”, and shows the abundance of intricately connected waterways, hotels, camps, farms, railroads, and so on. “In counting editions of his Moosehead Lake guidebooks, Farrar is evidently starting with the 1878 Moosehead Lake and the North Maine Wilderness as the first edition of the Guide Book to Moosehead Lake series and including an 1882 edition, which we have never seen. On the other hand, Williamson lists the 1878 volume as a separate separate entry, omits any mention of an 1882 edition, and lists the present 1884 edition as an altogether separate entry.”—Thompson, Edward V. Important Maine Maps, Books, Prints and Ephemera (Orono, 2003).

REFERENCES: Williamson 3274 for the 1884 edition, with no citation of an 1889 edition; Not in Thompson.

CONDITION: Good, paste-downs split along hinge, but binding quite firm, light wear at extremities, lower fore-corners worn through, old tape repair along inner attached edge of map, faint ring marks on front cover, 2” damp stain at bottom center of pp. 86-92, early owner’s name in ink on flyleaf; contents otherwise clean and appealing.

Item #4550

Price: $375.00

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