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SETTLEMENT IN THE WEST. SKETCHES OF ROCHESTER; WITH INCIDENTAL NOTICE
, 1838 1838. Very Good. O'RIELLY, Henry. SETTLEMENT IN THE WEST. SKETCHES OF ROCHESTER; WITH INCIDENTAL NOTICES OF WESTERN NEW-YORK. A collection of matters designed to illustrate the progress of Rochester during the first quarter-century of its existence. Including a map of the city and some representations of scenery, edifices, etc. Arranged by Henry O'Reilly [sic]. Rochester: Published by William Alling, 1838. First edition. 41 wood-engraved plates, 2 engraved portraits, + fold-out map. 12mo. [4],17-336,337*- 388*,337-416 pp. Contemporary cloth binding with gilt-stamped spine title. It is sunned at spine, with a touch of wear at heel and crown, and light spotting to sides. Occasional light foxing within but mostly clean. The wood-engravings of the local churches, businesses and hotels are wonderful examples of their kind, being bold and rather naive compositions but finely executed. Early pencil ownership (Alfred DeWitt, New York) on ffep. Library bookplate with release stamp at front pastedown, but no other marks. A complete and very good copy in entirely original condition. (Howes O125, Sabin 57594).
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