Picture of Philadelphia (2 volumes contained in one) Vol 1: Giving an Account of its Origin, Increase and Improvements in Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, Commerce and Revenue. With a Compendious View of its Societies, Literary, Benevolent, Patriotic and Religious. Etc. And about thirty Plates and Wood Cuts. Vol 2: From 1811 to 1831. Giving an account of the Improvements of the City, During that Period. Embracing the Public Buildings, etc. With about thirty Plates and Wood Cuts.

By: Mease, James and Thomas Porter

Price: $500.00

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Book Condition: Very Good Plus


358, viii, 128 pp. 8vo, 7.25 by 4.5 inches. Of interest beyond parochial Philadelphia history, since picks up quite a lot of general interest on the industrialization of America, attitudes towards blacks, religious attitudes, etc. But this is not to minimize its value and enjoyment as a snapshot on Philadelphia at the zenith of its relative importance within the new Republic. Moderate toning/browning of leaves, but otherwise mostly clean. Some soilage evident on foreedges. Recased, with original spine label preserved.

Title: Picture of Philadelphia (2 volumes contained in one) Vol 1: Giving an Account of its Origin, Increase and Improvements in Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, Commerce and Revenue. With a Compendious View of its Societies, Literary, Benevolent, Patriotic and Religious. Etc. And about thirty Plates and Wood Cuts. Vol 2: From 1811 to 1831. Giving an account of the Improvements of the City, During that Period. Embracing the Public Buildings, etc. With about thirty Plates and Wood Cuts.

Author Name: Mease, James and Thomas Porter

Categories: Illustrated Plate Books, Travel and Exploration, Trades and Trade Catalogs, Americana, History - United States,

Publisher: Philadelphia, Robert Desilver: 1831

Binding: Full Morocco

Book Condition: Very Good Plus

Item lbs: 3.00 Item lbs

Seller ID: 001417