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Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York 1861.
New York: Edmund Jones & Co. 1861 - Decorative brown cloth. Large, thick octavo. 700pp. With 75 inserted illustrations including 3 large hand-colored folding maps, 2 small uncolored folding maps, 40 tinted lithographs, 12 folding tinted lithographs and 18 facsimiles (6 of which are folding). The highlight of this volume is the large map titled "Attacks of Fort Washington by his Majesty's Forces Under the Command of Gen. Sir William Howe". This map measures 17 1/2 by 23 inches and is beautifully hand-colored. There is a frontispiece map titled "Map of the City & County of New York" which is partly hand-colored and measures 16 by 22 inches and another folding map titled "A Map of the Common Lands Between the Three and Six Mile Stones Belonging to the Corporation of the City of New York" which measures 8 1/2 by 21 inches and is nicely hand-colored. The lithographs include images of Manhattan street scenes and buildings, the ship "Niagara", the Atlantic Cable in a city parade, the Crystal Palace and many other interesting images. In terms of condition the binding is very good with light wear. The text is very good with some scattered foxing and wear. There is an early ink inscription on the flyleaf. The "Fort Washington" map is very good with a 2-inch closed tear at the top and a 3-inch closed tear at the left side near the page gutter and some light margin spotting. The frontis map is also very good with a short closed tear near the gutter. The smaller map is very good with a short tear near the gutter. The lithos are in good to very good condition. Some have some heavy foxing and one has a closed tear at the fold. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Centerbridge Books]
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