Hubbard’s Guide to Moosehead Lake and Northern Maine. Being the Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged of “Summer Vacations at Moosehead Lake and Vicinity.” [cover-title reads Fifth Edition 1893]. Lucius L. Hubbard.
Hubbard’s Guide to Moosehead Lake and Northern Maine. Being the Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged of “Summer Vacations at Moosehead Lake and Vicinity.” [cover-title reads Fifth Edition 1893].
Hubbard’s Guide to Moosehead Lake and Northern Maine. Being the Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged of “Summer Vacations at Moosehead Lake and Vicinity.” [cover-title reads Fifth Edition 1893].
Hubbard’s Guide to Moosehead Lake and Northern Maine. Being the Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged of “Summer Vacations at Moosehead Lake and Vicinity.” [cover-title reads Fifth Edition 1893].
Hubbard’s Guide to Moosehead Lake and Northern Maine. Being the Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged of “Summer Vacations at Moosehead Lake and Vicinity.” [cover-title reads Fifth Edition 1893].
Hubbard’s Guide to Moosehead Lake and Northern Maine. Being the Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged of “Summer Vacations at Moosehead Lake and Vicinity.” [cover-title reads Fifth Edition 1893].

Hubbard’s Guide to Moosehead Lake and Northern Maine. Being the Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged of “Summer Vacations at Moosehead Lake and Vicinity.” [cover-title reads Fifth Edition 1893].

Cambridge, Mass.: Published by the author, 1893; University Press, John Wilson and Son. 12mo (6” x 4.5”), original brown cloth, gilt title on spine and upper-cover, front cover gilt-stamped “Fifth Edition 1889.” [5] pp. (Explanation and ads), including front paste-down, frontis., xii, 217 pp., [1] p. ad., updated 1893 appendix pp. 212-217, 8 plates (7 engravings and 1 photomechanical), 2 full-page maps, large folding map in pocket at rear with over-stamped date of 1893. Early pencil ownership inscriptions on blank side of frontis.

Fifth edition of Hubbard’s guide to Moosehead Lake, originally published in 1879 under the title Summer Vacations at Moosehead Lake and Vicinity, then revised, enlarged and re-titled for the 3rd, 4th and 5th editions. It is described on the title-page as the fourth edition, but is stamped “Fifth Edition 1893” on the front cover. The book is divided into three parts, “How to Camp Out”; “Moosehead Lake and Immediate Vicinity”; and “Tours Beyond Moosehead Lake.” It describes routes for canoeists and contains useful information for campers and estimates of expenses for tours. The map is entitled Fifth Revised Edition Map of Moosehead Lake and Northern Maine, Embracing the Headwaters of the Penobsccot, Kennebec and St. John Rivers. The original date of 1883 has been over-stamped with the date 1893. There are at least two different issues of the fifth edition with variant ads at the front, which are not separately described in Williamson. The present example has a paste-down “Explanation” followed by and ads for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, “New Pocket Map of Moosehead Lake and Vicinity,” “Map of Northern Maine,” and a time-table.

Lucius Lee Hubbard (1849–1929) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was educated at Harvard, the University of Bonn, and Boston University Law School, where he received an LL.B. After settling in Cambridge and marrying in 1874, he returned to the University of Bonn, earning a Ph.D in geology. He practiced law in Cambridge and also pursued his interest in geology. Hubbard relocated to Houghton, Michigan and became a member of the Michigan Geological Survey in 1890, serving as its director from 1893 to 1899. Hubbard’s tours of the Maine woods began when he was a student at Harvard and continued until his removal to Michigan. His guide-books provide an excellent record of the region during the golden age of sporting in Maine. Hubbard’s other titles include Woods and Lakes of Maine (1884) and Some Indian Place Names of Northern Maine (1884).

REFERENCES: Williamson 4755.

CONDITION: Good, moderate wear, contents clean and attractive; map very good with minor soiling.

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Price: $375.00

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