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Manual Of The Corporation Of The City Of New York
E. Jones & Co., Printer,, New York: 1868 - Very good in its original dark red, pebbled cloth covered boards with elaborate gilt text and designs on the spine and the New York City seal on the front board. A thick octavo measuring 8 5/8 by 5 3/4 inches with two 1/8" deep chips to the cloth at the head of the spine and fraying to the rest of that edge and the cloth at the heel of the spine is completely worn down to the edge of the text block. The first free end page has been torn away (it was blank) and now replaced allowing for a reinforced front hinge, the rear hinge is starting and several of the plates towards the rear of the volume have dampness stains on their margins. One of the hand colored plates (facing p792) is torn so that only about 1/3rd of the plate remains. 912 pages of tables and text. Illustrated throughout. At the front of the book is the hand-colored, fold-out map of Manhattan which is largely undamaged or worn. Near the rear of the book is the very large, fold-out map of upper Manhattan above 86th Street to illustrate the Battle of Harlem Heights. Other than a few un-necessary creases, this map is also undamaged. The large, engraved bird's eye map of the city and it environs has a number of closed tears, but no losses. This copy is further illustrated with 9 black and white plates, 11 color plates, two-fold out plates and 76 engravings within the text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA]
Last Found On: 2017-10-24           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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