New York City History 1896 Lamb & Harris 3 vol. extra illustrated leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Illustrated Books, New York City, Local History).
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History of the City of New York: Its Origin, Rise, and Progress, by Martha J. Lamb & Mrs. Burton Harris.
Published 1896, New York by A.S. Barnes and Company.
3 volumes. Each c. 350 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with views, maps, engravings, portraits and vignettes.
Extra Illustrated, with 78 fine views and portraits bound in, each mounted by binder. Bindings stamped by Macdonald.
Old 1/2 leather bindings, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers & end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, set remains overall attractive as an object. Two volumes display some old mostly light but visible damp staining near top edge in middle of text block.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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A wonderful pictorial set that due to the profusion of extra inserted plates is one of a kind, not to be confused with the more common "normal" cloth editions.
Books Measures c. 10" H x 7" W.
One of the most desirable early histories of New York City, this monumental work covers every aspect of its subject from the rise of various institutions to wars, public characters, foreign relations, etc.