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The Lordly Hudson by  Henry Collins Brown - Signed First Edition - 1937 - from Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA] and

The Lordly Hudson

by Brown, Henry Collins

Condition: Very Good/None Issued

New York / London: Scribner's, 1937. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Limited edition of "The Lordly Hudson," being number 875 out of 920 [874 for sale] and signed by the author. The author's signature and limitation notice appear after the half-title page. A color mounted frontispiece depicts the Hudson River opposite the black and red title page. 15 of the 88 plates and illustrations are colored and mounted. ---- Beautifully illustrated history of the Hudson River and vicinity. ---- Bound in the publisher's cream cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on green on the front cover and spine. Showing mild external wear with light soiling above the title on the front cover. The binding is firm, and light pencil markings at the top of the flyleaf are visible, along with light edge wear. The text block is adorned with a gilt top edge and two deckled edges. The pages are clean. Printed on laid paper. Top edge gilt, others deckled. 319 pages. Width: 12.5" Height: 16.5". Lacking the presentation box. ---- Henry Collins Brown (1862-1961) was a Scottish-born New York historian, lecturer, and author. He was the founder of the Museum of the City of New York. He became a journalist for The New York Sun, writing about the city's history as well as its buildings. Brown also wrote several books about New York's history, and was the editor of Valentine's Manual. [wiki] .

  • Bookseller: Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA] US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 005891
  • Title: The Lordly Hudson
  • Author: Brown, Henry Collins
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: None Issued
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Scribner's
  • Place: New York / London
  • Date published: 1937


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