[Brooklyn Bridge] History of The Building of the Great Bridge (with color Currier & Ives covers)

Farrington, E.F.

Published by Mooney & Co., 1881
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"Enlarged and Revised" edition, so stated on the title page. Carries only the original 1881 copyright date but the front cover illustration bears the copyright date of 1883, corespondinmg with the images of the completed bridge. Octavo in color illustrated paper-covered boards over brown cloth spine, 69 pp. plus list of "Who Helped Build The Bridge" plus section of illustrated ads. Fronispiece portrait engraving of the author and 16 additional engravings in the text. The tipped on cover color illustrations of the completed bridge and various types of East River river and wharf traffic and , on the rear, a balloon overhead, are by Currier & Ives. The front cover illustration is overprinted "History OF The Great Bridge" and titled "The Great East River Suspension Bridge"; the rear, with different image of the Brooklyn Bridge is an advertisment for Willmantic Spool Cotton thr|0ead and has an ad caption along the bottom and a small image of the Willmantic factory in the upper right corner. A tight example, some rubbing about the egdes of the boards and even soiling to the images with occasional small scuff; rear cover image with some foxing. Some foxing to the front endpapers and first and last ad pages. In a supplied marble-paper-covered cardboard slipcase. The only copy of this extremely scarce book we have encountered. We postulate that the book, which was first published in 1881 two years before the completing and opening of the bridge, was reissued with some enlargement and revisions as well as with the Currier & Ives color illustrations tipped onto the covers at the time of the formal opening in 1883. Non-reproducable images of exterior only avialable on request for serious inquirers. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: [Brooklyn Bridge] History of The Building of...
Publisher: Mooney & Co.
Publication Date: 1881
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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