Manual of the Corporation [Common Council] of the City of New York, for 1866

By: d.t. valentine

Price: $150.00

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Book Condition: Fair


1st ed., 12mo. publisher's embossed brown cloth with seal of New York on front and spin. [xvi], 820 pp. Chromolith title page, 11 color plates [4 folding] and dozens of b/w illustrations, maps, and tables. Condition is fair: Text block is clean and tight overall with occasional foxing. Fold-out map and diagram to accompany “The Great Fires in New York City in 1776 and 1778], opposite p. 786, is detached and tattered. Covers: Corners rubbed, front hinge cracked at both ends with chipped lower gutter; rubbed at both spine ends; 1” cracks at both ends of rear cover. Presentation copy from Francis J. Twomey, Deputy Clerk of the Council [and later Clerk] to James Gething, esq. The "Manuals of the Corporation" [the spine reads “Common Council”] contain extensive historical and contemporary records of New York City. D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years. He published these books annually between 1841-1866; they include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. This is the last volume of the series. Sabin 54369

Title: Manual of the Corporation [Common Council] of the City of New York, for 1866

Author Name: d.t. valentine

Categories: African American , History, Politics & Government,

Edition: 1st edition

Publisher: Edmund Jones & Co., NY: 1866

Book Condition: Fair

Item: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: k191118a

Keywords: New York, Vital Statistics