Sketches of Rochester [New York] 1838 Henry O'Reilly ~ illustrating the development of early Rochester ~ Genesee River ~ History

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Title: Sketches of Rochester; with Incidental Notices of Western New-York. A Collection of Matters Designed to Illustrate the Progress of Rochester during the First Quarter-Century of Its Existence.

Author: Arranged by Henry O'Reilly

Description: Boards in brown pebbled cloth with gilt stamped spine. Front board is soiled (and appears to have been used as a hot-plate). Hinges good. Contemporary gift inscription on ffep. Pages show foxing. Forty engraved plates (showing illustrations of churches, school, mills, factories, hotels, views of the Genesee River, etc. plus portraits of Nathaniel Rochester and Vincent Mathews). Fold-out map. 12mo with six-page gatherings. Includes Errata notice. pp. xxii, [23]-416.

A detailed examination of Rochester, New York, as it was in 1838, with pertinent history and descriptions of its institutions, businesses and industry, civic life and social organizations, with quite a bit of reporting on the canals and other infrastructure development. Includes material on the land, legal arrangements, and controversies regarding the Six Nations; a year-by-year chronology of the diseases impacting the city; material on its geology, soil and climate; a list of businesses; and much more.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: William Alling
Place: Rochester
Year: 1838

Keywords: history, canals, Genesee, Genesee River, Monroe County, New York,

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