The Lumiere; Containing a Variety of Topographical Views in Europe and America

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Original 1/4 calf, marbled paper over boards, leather backstrip. 74 pp., many accompanied by a full-page woodcut opposite. Rubbed edges, with corners exposed, leather rubbed, with small area of loss at top spine extremity. Former owner signature (dated 1831) on FFEP. Interior a bit toned, with scattered foxing (ranging to moderate in a few spots), mostly to woodcuts. Contains 31 of an unspecified number of plates. Interesting early U.S. views of U.S. Capitol at Washington D.C., the New York Highlands near West Point, Bedford Mineral Springs and York Springs, Adam County, (Pennsylvania), Brooklyn (NY), Jersey City (New Jersey), Butments of Genesee Bridge (NY), New York Merchants' Exchange, Lake George, Niagara Falls, Upper Chasm of Fall River (all NY), Rock Bridge (Virginia), Bay of Quebec, Mariners Church at Portland (Maine), also some views from England and Europe. Several woodcut leaves are sized a bit differently than their adjacent leaves but have not been trimmed or altered. Woodcuts known to be lacking include boa constrictor; uncertain whether woodcuts existed for Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York Deaf & Dumb Asylum (both also lacking from the only other collated copy of which I have record), Falls of Montmorenci--not present but no visible indications of any plates removed. American Imprints 8029. Surely quite scarce. Solid binding, still quite presentable.

Title: The Lumiere; Containing a Variety of Topographical Views in Europe and America

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Categories: American History, Imprints & Bindings, European History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Henry R. Piercy & Co. Printers: 1831

Binding: Quarter-Leather

Book Condition: Good

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Type: Book

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 003732

Keywords: .S. CAPITOL AT WASHINGTON D.C., THE NEW YORK HIGHLANDS NEAR WEST POINT, BEDFORD MINERAL SPRINGS (PENNSYLVANIA), BUTMENTS OF GENESEE BRIDGE (NY), MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE, LAKE GEORGE, NIAGARA FALLS, UPPER CHASM FALL RIVER (ALL NY), ROCK (VIRGINIA), BAY QUEBEC,