New Haven and Hartford: Published and Sold by John W. Barber and A. Willard, 1836. Very Good. Item #28038
New Haven and Hartford: Published and Sold by John W. Barber and A. Willard, 1836. First Edition. Octavo. 560 pp. Hand-colored map; six plates; numerous in-text illustrations. Bound in contemporary calf tooled in gilt with leather label to spine; marbled edges and endpapers.
Boards worn and scuffed with chipping to extremities, tear to top of spine, heavier rubbing and surface fractures to spine, and front board bowed towards fore-edge. Binding is sound. Map toned and split along folds, else intact and sound. Ownership inscriptions of Joseph H. Clayton to endpapers, along with his inscription presenting the volume to the Library of Harmony Lodge. Clayton also listed in the subscriber list at rear with residence listed as New Haven. Very Good copy of a scarce local history, uncommon with the hand-colored map.