Historic and Antiquarian Scenes in Brooklyn and Its Vicinity, with Illustrations of Some of its Antiquities


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Place Published: Brooklyn
Date Published: 1868

Description: Beautifully illustrated with 9 color lithograph plates, one of which is double-page, and 2 b/w engraved plates. Folding map. iv, 96pp. 4to, original brown cloth, expertly rebacked with modern brown cloth and paper label, edges of corners worn, back cover with a small area of light soiling near top, page margins uncut. Brooklyn, 1868. Limited First Edition. Scarce

Comments: One of 110 copies. The text is mostly on events that took place during the American Revolution in Kings County. Most of the lithographs illustrate buildings in Kings County that had a role in the American Revolution. Map is of Brooklyn during the Revolution War by General Jeremiah Johnson. The author, Thomas W. Field, was a teacher in Williamsburgh and a school principal in Brooklyn. Later, from 1873 to 1881, Field was superintendent of public instruction in Brooklyn. Also, he was a local historian who authored several books.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(-)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 249813

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