Antique Views of Ye Towne of Boston (First Limited Edition with Elm Veneer)

By: Stark, James H.

Price: $269.04

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Book Condition: Very Good


First Limited Edition with fine Elm Veneer. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. Spine top frayed. Orange cloth, front board has 'Old State House' in gold, surrounded by black geometrics and red lettering. Rear board covered with souvenir wood veneer. Interior pages and prints are clean and bright, no foxing, all prints present. This Limited Edition of 'Antique views' is bound with a wood veneer covering the entire back cover. This wood veneer is made from the famed 'Old Elm' on Boston Common (destroyed feb. 15th, 1876). printed on the veneer is a view of the old tree and an autograph letter from Mayor Cobb certifying its authenticity. Only a small number of the 1882 first edition have this veneer. 378 pages. A most valuable acquisition to the history of Boston, approx. 162 old rare prints, most being full-page, several are double-page or fold-outs, reproduced by the best photo-engraving process known. Each accompanied with a clear, concise and truthful description of the subject at hand. Every authority on any one subject has been carefully sought out and consulted. Multiple plates of the most important landmarks, showing their evolution through time. Two fold-out panaramic views, being 20'' and 28'' wide. Several other smaller fold-out maps and historic scenes. Includes 'Wood's Map of New England' 1634 and 'Lamb's Map of Boston' 1634, and a 30''x11'' panorama of view of ruins after the 1872 Great Fire.

Title: Antique Views of Ye Towne of Boston (First Limited Edition with Elm Veneer)

Author Name: Stark, James H.

Categories: History, History, Maps, Localities,

Edition: First Edition. 1st Printing.

Publisher: Boston, MA, Photo-Electrotype Engraving and Manufacturing Co.: 1882

ISBN Number: B000K7SMDK

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: L 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall

lbs: 5.00 lbs

Seller ID: 121375

Keywords: History::Localities Maps New England::History