London: Chapman & Hall, 1865. 40 Wood-Engraved Plates by Marcus Stone. 2 vols., Early 20th century pebbled leather; marbled end-papers, all edges gilt.London: Chapman & Hall, 1865. First Edition. With the half-titles & Postscript. First issue misspelling of "principal" on p. 115, vol. 2. the plates & text are entirely free from foxing. Laid in is one front wrapper from the original serial edition.
New York: Frank Leslie's Weekly, 1891. View. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 13" x 19.75". Beautiful double page view of the Machinery Hall at the World's Fair, a projection of the designs by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmsted that were realized in 1893. Published in Harper's Weekly, May 30, 1891. A few tears to edges, light creasing to lower corners.
London: bradbury & Evans, 1853. With 38 illustrations by H.K. Browne. Early 20th century full tan polished calf, spine gilt with leather labels, top edge gilt, by Sansgorski & Sutclliffe. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. First Edition. First issue, with all three typographic errors. The plates are all in good, clean condition, with no offset on opposite pages. Many pages of the text block have mildly creased corners, & p. 245 has a light ink-stain.
Colton, 1879. Map. Hand colored engraving. Beautifully colored map of Colorado from the late 19th century. Counties are color coded and roads, towns, railroads, and rivers are labeled. Topographical features are highlighted with hachure marks. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. This is a wonderful example of their work.
New York: Putnam, 1853. Thick 8vo, original olive cloth, stamped in blind; spine faded to brown. New York: Putnam, 1853. First Edition. This first volume of the magazine contains Thoreau's " An Excursion to Canada" in three installments, Also: "Melville, "Our Young Authors", "Uncle Tomitudes", "Old Ironsides" by Fenimore Cooper, "How They Live in Havana" (with woodcut illustrations), & New York Daguerreotyped, also with illustrations including a double page bird's -eye view from Union Square. Some pages are heavily foxed...
Philadelphia: T. Belknap, 1832. 508 pages with tipped-in map. 8vo., bowed and edge-worn leather covers stamped at spine, pages moderately foxed throughout. Philadelphia: T. Belknap, 1832. A very good copy. Repair to map, ding on outer paper edge, inscribed Samuel M. Keehan April 22nd 1835 Beautiful historical guide to Pennsylvannia.
O. W. Gray, 1875. Map. Hand colored engraving. 17 1/2" x 14". Classic map of New York City from 1875. Shows from the southern border of Prospect Park east to Saratoga Street in Brooklyn. Shows only Long Island City and Hunter's Point, Ravenswood, and Astoria in Queens. Manhattan is shown up to 116th street and an inset in the upper left corner shows the rest of Manhattan, north of Cenral Park, as well as up to parts of what is...