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Blunt, Edmund M. [Busby, Charles A.; Hooker, William
Blunt's Stranger's guide to the city of New-York. 1817. First edition. With map
Printed for, and published by Edmund M. Blunt, at the Quadrant, 1817. Blunt, Edmund M. [Busby, Charles A.; Hooker, William].Blunt's Stranger's guide to the city of New-York: Comprising a description of public buildings, dwelling houses ... &c. To which is prefixed, an historical sketch, general description, plan and extent of the city. With an appendix ... Embellished with a plan of the city, and engravings of public buildings.New York: Printed for, and published by Edmund M. Blunt, at the Quadrant. 1817. J. Seymour, print. 1817. xvi, (13)-306, +[6] ad pp. Illus. with engraved folding plan and three engraved plates. adv. with three wood engravings. 12mo. 14.5 x 9 cm. (5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches). Contemporary calf, red morocco spine lable titled in gilt. First edition. A very good copy, calf rubbed, worn just at the lower fore corner, edges, preliminaries, and rear matter foxed with some minor staining, map with edges soiled and minor wear, a few pin holes and some archival repairs to the fold with minor loss. Sabin 6033. Howes B557. Amer. Imprints 40278. Rink: 327. Eberstadt 115-0787. DAB IX: pp. 200-201. Item #44428 One of the earliest guidebooks of New York, preceded only by Mitchill's "A Picture of New York" (1807). Blunt notes in his introduction that Mitchell's work possessed "considerable merit" but since it was not improved or updated, New York's progress had gone unrecorded: "Until the recent triumphs of the arms of the United States, the inhabitants of these fertile regions were regarded, in many parts of Europe, particularly in the mother country, as a nest of demi-bar … [Click Below for Full Description]
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