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(New York: 3 Volume Set): History of Long Island from Its Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time..The Third Edition..Greatly Enlarged

by Thompson, Benjamin F. (with author biography by Charles J. werner)

Condition: Very Good


New York: Robert H. Dodd, 1918. Very good condition, complete 3 vol. set on Berkshire linen (limited to 600 copies), deckle edges. Early owner's bookplates on front pastedown, and some indication that this set had come from the library of the late Alistaire Cook. Original endpapers present. Numerous illustrations, including the folding maps in vols. 1 and 3 (this one is a copy of Colton's 1848 map of Long Island), with sound bindings and original spine labels, minimally scratched, with some scuffing of boards. All vols. 9 inch quartos, top edges gilt, with frontispiece buts of Thompson in vol. 1 (original tissue guard present). Vol I: xlix, 538; Vol. 2: 649: Vol. 3 677 (includes complete index to all 3 vols.). This was considered the 'best' edition. Howes T187. This third edition was the one recently reproduced in CD format. The set was limited to 750 copies, 600 in our format, and another 150 on French handmade paper and issued in 4 vols.. 3rd. Cloth. Very Good.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 3500
  • Title: (New York: 3 Volume Set): History of Long Island from Its Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time..The Third Edition..Greatly Enlarged
  • Author: Thompson, Benjamin F. (with author biography by Charles J. werner)
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Robert H. Dodd
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1918
  • Keywords: History, Long Island, New York, United States, mapss
  • Bookseller catalogs: K. Reference Books;

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