CARLING, John [editor]. Colonial and Indian Exhibition. London, 1886. Canada; Its History, Productions, and Natural Resources. Ottawa, Department of Agriculture of Canada, 1886.
8vo. Original red cloth, front cover lettered in gilt; pp. [viii], 160, colour-printed frontispiece, colour-printed heraldic plate, 3 large colour-printed folding maps (64 x 112 cm) in front and rear pocket; discolourations to binding, light staining and short repaired tears along folds of map, very light spotting initially and at the end, otherwise a good copy of a rare publication; from Fort Augustus Library with their bookplate.
First edition. The Canada map has a hand-drawn line across the country lettered New Interoceanic Rlwy (projected), a Northern route which was never built, because it would have been far to northerly. This handbook for the South Kensington exhibition served as fact-sheet for the exhibits, with export figures, information on the political constitution, trade, commerce, industries and infrastructure.