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The New Metropolis: 1600--Memorable Events of Three Centuries--1900. From the Island of Mana-Hat-Ta to Greater New York at the Close of the Nineteenth Century. Illustrated with One Thousand Engravings.

Zeisloft, E. Idell

Published by D. Appleton & Company, 1899
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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xxii, 639, [32] pp. 4to oblong, 10 by 13 inches. Profusely illustrated, photographs, drawings, maps, with some color. One of the most satisfying and entertaining of New York-related books that covers the entire landscape -- history, culture, architecture, its society, high and low -- shortly after the formation of the city as we now know it, with the merger of the five boroughs just one year before publication, in 1898. This book was issued to celebrate that event, but it is far, far more than a souvenir. In its comprehensiveness and authoritativeness, it remains a highly usable fount of information about aspects of the city both then and at times, surprisingly, today. There are probably no other books that alone can transport one back to the turn of the twentieth century in Gotham as seamlessly as this work, and its achievement literally towers over the vast literature about the city that has accumulated ever since. The cloth has minor soiling and edgewear. The interior is clean and tight -- remarkably so, given the weight of the oblong work. Light wear and a few rubbed spots with faded color on the cloth boards. A tipped in newspaper piece from 1933 on rear FEP. A short closed tear by hinge on FFEP. Overall a handsome, solid copy. Bookseller Inventory # 005049

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Title: The New Metropolis: 1600--Memorable Events ...

Publisher: D. Appleton & Company

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: Blindstamped Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First edition.

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