Harper & Brothers, 1896, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Early
CHARLES H. HASWELL. Reminiscences of New York by an Octogenarian, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896. Octavo, priority unknown here, pp. xii, 581, folding street map, orange cloth boards with black lettering and decoration to spine and front, extensive illustration. With a long, philosophical gift inscription on the free front endpaper. The author, an accomplished civil engineer in love with his city, says he wrote this to get New Yorkers to value the city's history. (His results have been mixed at best.) Period covered is 1816 to 1860; map is a reprint of an 1817 original by Thomas Poppleton. Condition of this book: Covers darkened, overall very good. Map is misfolded with a few short tears, but very good. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Genealogy & Local History; United States; 19th century; Architecture. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54552.