New York City Manhattan 1886 illustrated souvenir album street scenes city viewsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, New York, Manhattan, New York City, Illustrated Books, Souvenir Albums).
New York from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time.
Published 1886, United States.
22 printed image pages, most with multiple views. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Accordion style binding format.
Includes a very nice multi-panel detailed birds-eye view of lower NY city and Brooklyn
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering & pictorial cover decoration, oblong format.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn with some scattered staining, text block of images has separated from the binding as often seen with these types of somewhat fragile souvenir booklets, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this 19th century tourist souvenir survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 4 1/2" H x 5 3/4" W.