Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Henry F. Anners, 1846. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. Item #27182
390 pages; useful index. "...Intended to preserve the Recollections of olden times, and to exhibit society in its changes of manners and customs, and the city and country in their local changes and improvements....embellished with pictorial illustrations...." that are interspersed throughout the text. The author has divided the work into two 'books' bound in one: "Of New York, in General" and "Of New York City, in Particular." Much historical detail on early settlements of the state and the city, the Erie Canal, primitive New York; changes of prices in diet, superstitions and popular credulity, miscellaneous facts of curious character, incidents of the War of the Revolution and more. Title page with the previous owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush; M.D. in the U.S. Navy; a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Howes W-170; with the notation that this is the enlarged edition of his 1832 publication of "Historic tales of olden time..."; the earlier book being only 214 pages in length, by comparison. Volume approx. 6" x 8 3/4" size, bound in green cloth, contrasting dark green leather corners and spine, simple gilt line-rules, spine titles gilt; all edges marbled; marbled endpapers. Some edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding; title page with a little edge-soiling & spots. In very good condition.