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Buffalo, in 1825: Containing Historical and Statistical Sketches,

BALL, Sheldon].

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From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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[BALL, Sheldon]. Buffalo, in 1825: Containing Historical and Statistical Sketches, Illustrated with A Map of the Village and View of the Harbor. Buffalo: Published by S. Ball, M.A. Salisbury, Printer, 1825. 13,[1]pp., plus full-page view and folding map. Original plain blue wrappers. Wrappers a bit stained, bookplate on verso of front wrapper. Text with uniform tanning and light foxing. Final text leaf with hole in lower inner portion, not affecting the text. Seven-inch long jagged tear along the right edge of the folding map, intruding at most one-inch into the image. A good copy overall. In a cloth chemise and slipcase. "The first history of the town of Buffalo and one of the rarest Buffalo imprints" - Streeter. The "View of Buffalo Harbor" and the "Plan of the Village of Buffalo" are believed to be the first copper engravings ever produced in Buffalo. The map was "compiled, surveyed, drawn, and engraved" by Ball and the view, though unsigned, was almost certainly created by him as well. An amateur artist, Ball produced this brief history due to "the growing importance, the great demand, and daily inquiries by strangers for information in relation to the village of Buffalo." He reviews the history of Buffalo, and describes its topography, climate, natural advantages, populace, buildings, and local Indian notables. "One of the most-to-be-prized Buffalo books" - Severance. Only two copies known at auction since 1922. The Streeter copy brought $400 in 1967. SABIN 9052. SEVERANCE, BUFFALO IMPRINTS, p.560. STREETER SALE 906. BRINLEY SALE 2943. Bookseller Inventory # 64413

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