History of Long Island Discovery & Settlement 1839 Benjamin Thompson old bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, New York, Long Island, Local History).
History of Long Island; Containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement; With Other Important and Interesting Matters to the Present Time, by Benjamin Thompson.
Published 1839, New York by E. French.
536 pages. Text in English.
An early American produced history of this Atlantic seacoast region of New York.
In the original early publishers plain cloth covered boards binding. Cloth loss along joints, spine chipped, lacking original spine title label (as typical). Covers slightly loosened but still well affixed. Board edges and tips worn, still a noble survival of an inherently fragile early American book binding type which soon passed for more elaborate gilt decorated and patterned cloth bindings, often produced as book gift objects.
Text block remains square, clean, tight, and sound, light scattered age spotting which is never visually offensive or heavy.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina, the age flaws relatively easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/4" H x 6" W.