Lot 159 of 457:
With map & views of Washington D.C. 1858  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Bohn's Hand-Book of Washington. Beautifully Illustrated with Steel Engravings of all Public Buildings and the Government Statuary

Author:
Lanman, Charles

Place:
Washington

Publisher:
Casimir Bohn

Date:
1858

Description:

119, [1] pp. With steel-engraved frontispiece; woodcut added pictorial title-page; large fold-out duotone lithographed view of Washington from the Capitol, surrounded by 20 smaller views of buildings and city scenes; folding lithographed map. (12mo) 15x9 cm (6x3½"), original red cloth decoratively stamped in gilt, all edges gilt.

The 1852 first edition had the steel-engraved plates mentioned on the title page, this later edition does not, having been replaced by the evidently less expensive large folding lithograph. Ownership signature of Sylvanus Miller (or Mills?) Jr., on front endpaper, identified in pencil as "railroad engineer in Central America."


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Minor wear at extremities; light foxing to early matter; folding lithograph with some short tears and a few neat repairs; very good.


 
Item number:
311189
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