Lot 2031
  • 2031

(JUSTE-CHARLES DE FAY DE LA TOUR-MAUBOURG). CADWALLADER D. COLDEN. MEMOIR. NEW YORK: 1825

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4,000 - 6,000 USD
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4,375 USD
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Description

  • Memoir, Prepared at the Request of a Committee of the Common Council of the City of New York and Presented to the Mayor of the City, at the Celebration of the Completion of the New York Canals... New York: Printed by Order of the Corporation of New York, by W. A. Davis, 1825 [-1826] 
4to (9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in.; 245 x 193 mm). Numerous engraved and lithographed plates including portraits, 2 large folding hand-colored maps, 8 facsimiles of testimonial letters by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and the Marquis de Lafayette; some browning and foxing throughout, minor tears at margins of maps not affecting image, offsetting from plates. Contemporary brown calf gilt and decoratively blindstamped presentation binding from the City of New York to Juste-Charles de Fay de La Tour-Maubourg, son-in-law of the Marquis de Lafayette; extremities rubbed with some minor loss to calf.
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