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Centennial Souvenir of the Monument Association of the Capture of André

by Husted, Nathaniel C

Condition: Good -


New York: Printed for the Monument Association, 1880. First edition. Hardcover. Good -. The Monument Association was formed to mark the place where the British spy Major André was captured. A Tarrytown African American couple, William and Mary Taylor, freed slaves, donated their property as the site for the monument. The cornerstone was laid on Independence Day, July 4, 1853, with the marble quarried at Sing Sing (today Ossining). The volume includes the history of the movement to erect the monument (Part I), a description of the Centennial celebrations (Part II) and an Appendix. 8vo, 167pp, 2 b&w plates printed on photographic paper. Original brown pebbled cloth, with gilt title at spine. Spine chipped and cracked. First fascicle loose. Period owner signature at title page, Jas. T. Sutton, 1881. OCLC: 166620992 records only the William Clements Library, University of Michigan with a copy.


  • Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 24405
  • Title: Centennial Souvenir of the Monument Association of the Capture of André
  • Author: Husted, Nathaniel C
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good -
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed for the Monument Association
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1880
  • Bookseller catalogs: REVOLUTIONARY WAR; HUDSON RIVER; NEW YORK;


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