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Views in Philadelphia and Its Environs, from Original Drawings Taken

CHILDS, C[ephas] G[iovanni].

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CHILDS, C[ephas] G[iovanni]. Views in Philadelphia and Its Environs, from Original Drawings Taken in 1827-30. Phila.: C.G. Childs, 1827. 1st ed. 36 leaves. 25 lithographic plates and engraved title page. Later 1/4-leather and marbled boards with gilt-lettered red morocco spine label, a.e.g. A very good or better copy. HOWES C-383. A lovely copy of this early example of American lithography, one of the finest series of urban views produced in the 19th century. Includes engravings of prominent churches, the State House, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, Christ Church, Bank of the United States, and Eastern Penitentary including a plan of the cell arrangements that so struck De Tocqueville. A list of subscribers is included. Bookseller Inventory # 54927

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