(Halifax, Nova Scotia). Evening Mail, Carnival Number, August 1889. [Halifax: Evening Mail], 1889. Pp. 48. Illustrated, including a pull-out poster entitled "Summer Sports, Halifax, NS" with 8 line drawings in blue of various sporting events and a central drawing of a schooner. Triple column. Tall 4to, stapled pale green paper wraps with a colour illustration of Halifax from across the harbour to the front, surrounded by a decoration of lily of the valley and a jaunty fellow blowing a horn, in addition to a very nice full page colour advertisement of the Halifax Hotel, H. Hesslein & Sons, Proprietors, on the rear cover, showing the hotel, a horse-drawn tram and several carriages in the street. Erratum slip tipped in at p. 33.
Published in conjunction with the Halifax Summer Carnival held from August 5th to 10th, 1889. Includes short stories and histories about the city and surrounding areas, a list of the sporting events to take place during the week and a number of pages of advertisements for local businesses, many with illustrations of the buildings which they are housed in, making for an interesting architectural tour of Halifax.
Three by two inch section of the front fore-edge missing, with a similar sized piece missing from the rear cover, several large tears to the rear cover, shorter tears at the fore-edge of a number of the pages, chipping to edges, corners bumped, some waterstaining to the upper spine, paper repair made to spine, inkstamp to front expunged with white-out, inkstamp to title page. Despite the exterior condition, a most interesting item.
Halifax Evening Mail. Halifax Evening Mail Carnival Number 1889. Pp 1-48. Triple column. Many adverts throughout including one for the Dartmouth Ropeworks on inside front cover.
With large poster at centre for Summer Sports and similar large litho advert for the Queen Hotel, on Hollis Street. Large format stapled [15.5 by 11.5 inches]. With chromolith front and rear covers, with rear being an advert for the Halifax Hotel.
Some splitting along the pine , a few piece of tape, light soiling, else very good. Rare. 800.00