Washington DC: Franck Taylor, 1837. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1837. Good copy lacking much of the folding map. Small 8vo, half leather, pictorial boards showing the White House on front board, Capitol Building on rear, 310 pp, a few plates and plans. Binding somewhat worn but still sturdy, loss of leather to spine ends, wear and soil to boards, contents good to very good, p. 208 has a sheet of paper covering the bottom third of the page (possibly the publisher's attempt to excise a concerning passage), map as stated is almost all gone, various previous owner names, including a patent attorney who purchased this book in 1903 and glued the original receipt from Skinner's in Albany to the rear endpaper. (Inventory #: C000027585)
Literature, Arts & Photography, Western Pennsylvania, General Scholarly
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