New York, N.Y. Published By the Author, 1868. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #27177
(8) + 492 pages; useful index; with 11 tissue guarded engraved portraits of Connecticut worthies, including the frontispiece of Abraham Davenport; portraits collated complete according to the list provided; text also with woodcuts of various prominent Stamford residences & locations. Contents with sections on the settlement of the area by Europeans, Indian treaties and history, births, marriages and deaths , French & Indian wars, Revolutionary War, including catalogue of Loyal elements, biography of earliest citizens and the War of 1812 - 1815. Appendix includes the patent of 1685, the official lists of the Town; the business list; material on the Hoyt family, much of genealogical and historical interest. Title page with the small somewhat faint previous owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush; M.D. in the U.S. Navy; a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894, front endpaper with his small book-number ticket. Volume approx. 6 1/4" x 8 3/4" size; bound in the original decoratively blind-stamped textured plum cloth, gilt spine titles. Some edge, tips wear to the covers, spine coloring & titles dulled. In very good condition.