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VALENTINE, D.T.
Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York for 1850
McSpedon & Baker, New York, 1850. First edition. Publisher's pale green cloth stamped in blind and gilt. 552pp. Illustrated with duotones, color plates, and engravings. Many foldout maps and facsimiles. One map detached but present, a couple of small repairs to folding plates, light stain on rear board, else a nice, very good or better copy. Two bookplates (one reads: "Bequeathed to Robert Sterling Clark by his father Alfred Corning Clark 1896"), and a gift inscription. Alfred Corning Clark, the son of the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, built the first gymnasium in Cooperstown, New York, on the site of what is now the Baseball Hall of Fame. His son Robert, withdrew from the business and donated or sold his holdings in Cooperstown, becoming a noted art collector. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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