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The Picture of New-York and Stranger's Guide to the...

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Rare copy of the third known guide to NYC (Mitchell 1807, Blunt 1817), 24mo, some loss of paper on front board else VG, some minor foxing, 1st edn, very clean intact paper spine title,492pps w/index, pages 457-8, 463-4 reproduced, map (unsure if complete), many fascinating historical facts-popul 1756 was 10,700 whites and 2800 blacks, persons of colour in 1828 was 12, 575, unmarried females 16-40 were 21,000; public places to visit incl. auction stores (?), the arcade baths, two high schools, public markets (sunrise1pm), 25c public coach fare to one mile. 10 engraved illustrations + frp, map. Chronological account as well. Crucial for research.
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1,200 USD

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