1877 NEW YORK History Illustrated MAPS Steamboats US Bridges 2v Martha Lamb
“…three thousand miles from civilization, becomes within three centuries the seat of the arrogant metropolis of the Western world.”
--Martha J. Lamb, “History of the city of New York”
Martha J. Lamb was a U.S. Author, editor and, historian. In 1883 she purchased The Magazine of American History and became its editor. She was elected to membership in fifteen historical and learned societies in the United States and Europe. She wrote about 50 shorter stories, and more than 100 historical and other papers in magazines.
This charming, two-volume printing of “History of the city of New York” is thoroughly illustrated with many full-page engravings throughout. Illustrations include maps of New York, views of bridges and fountains, and early American steamships.
Item number: #2328
LAMB, Martha J.
History of the city of New York, its origin, rise, and progress, by Mrs. Martha J. Lamb. Illustrated. In two volumes. I. Embracing the period prior to the Revolution, closing in 1774; II. Embracing the century of National Independence, closing in 1876.
New York and Chicago : A.S. Barnes, 1877.
•Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
o312 total illustrations throughout
32 full-page engravings
•Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Pepperrell family arms•Binding: Hardcover; secure
•Size: ~10.5in X 8in X 2.5in (26.5cm x 20.5cm x 6.5cm)
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