Lithographed by J. H. Bufford, Boston Ottawa City, Canada: Published by Wm. S. Hunter, Jr., 1855.
First Edition. Hardcover. Folio. , 19 pages. Tinted lithograph frontispiece and title page. Illustrated with additional 13 tinted lithograph views and a folding map. Brown cloth hardcover with blind stamped decorative borders on the covers. Gilt title inside a gilt circle on the front cover. Restored. Cloth spine and both front and rear hinges repaired. Frontispiece tissue is loose. Two of the 13 plates are missing the protective tissue. A few faint scuff marks to the cloth on the front cover. Illustrations and text are clean and in very good condition. Previous owner inscription of "F. P. Branson Nov. 26, 1923" written in pencil top of the right front flyleaf. A later owner's inscription below the first reads, "A R Ritchie Ottawa Christmas, 1955."
Sabin 33937. Good. Item #15751
Winslow Homer at the age of 19 worked for the lithographer J. H. Bufford in Boston in the year 1855.
From wikipedia - After Homer's high school graduation, his father saw a newspaper advertisement and arranged for an apprenticeship. Homer's apprenticeship at the age of 19 to J. H. Bufford, a Boston commercial lithographer, was a formative but "treadmill experience". He worked repetitively on sheet music covers and other commercial work for two years. By 1857, his freelance career was underway after he turned down an offer to join the staff of Harper's Weekly. "From the time I took my nose off that lithographic stone", Homer later stated, "I have had no master, and never shall have any.".