New-York: Past, present, and future; comprising a history of the city of New-York, a description of its present condition, and an estimate of its future increase. E. Porter Belden.
New-York: Past, present, and future; comprising a history of the city of New-York, a description of its present condition, and an estimate of its future increase
New-York: Past, present, and future; comprising a history of the city of New-York, a description of its present condition, and an estimate of its future increase
New-York: Past, present, and future; comprising a history of the city of New-York, a description of its present condition, and an estimate of its future increase
New-York: Past, present, and future; comprising a history of the city of New-York, a description of its present condition, and an estimate of its future increase

Ownership signature of the "jack ass in chief"

New-York: Past, present, and future; comprising a history of the city of New-York, a description of its present condition, and an estimate of its future increase

New York: Prall Lewis & Co., 1851. Fourth edition, 12mo, 4, 141, [1]; engraved frontispiece and title page, 1 engraved plate, folding map of New York; bound with, as issued: New-York - as it is; being the counterpart of the metropolis of America, 1851. Pp. [4], 18, [2]; engraved plate of the model of New-York described in the pamphlet. bound with, as issued: The American advertiser; designed for the cards and advertisements of mercantile & manufacturing establishments, 1851. Fourth edition, pp. 274, [2]; title page and one full-page ad printed in four colors (blue, red, green and gold) some ads illustrated. Ownership signatures on front free endpaper of D. T. Shepherd and Henry A. Mott. Inverted ownership signature on rear free endpaper of "D. T. Shepherd / confidential clerk" and " and "Geo. A. Mott / jack ass in chief." Original full brown cloth stamped in gilt on both covers and spine; boards rubbed and bumped, tide stain on the lower half of the textblock, affecting the bottom edge, block very lightly shaken with one split to the gutter, but still sound; enthusiastic stamping of "do not take from bank" throughout, including on folding map and verso of plates, ownership signatures on endpapers, and a blindstamp for the library of Joseph Sadony, a prominent "philosopher-scientist." The historical text comprising the first portion of the book is the vehicle for the ads in the back, which are its primary purpose. Over five hundred ads for printers, hatters, daguerreotype studios, phrenologists, newspapers and magazines, hardware suppliers, and so on and so forth are provided. Five states are listed as available, this being the copy in muslin with 2 steel plates. A more deluxe version included 19. Item #58660

Price: $400.00

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