New Orleans: B. M. Norman, 1845. First Edition. Hardcover.
With bookseller label first paste-down endpaper of W. F. Goldthwaite, Antiquarian, Law, Medical and Miscellaneous, English and French Bookseller, No. 16-1/2 Royal St. in New Orleans. Goldthwaite was a bookseller from 1850 – 1893. Previous owner’s name in ink first free endpaper (Marion Dean Ross, well-known Architectural Historian).
Sections include: A Brief Sketch of the Discovery and Territorial History of Louisiana; The State of Louisiana; New Orleans; Public Buildings (Government Buildings, Hospitals, Churches & Cemeteries, Charitable Institutions, Markets, Banks, Manufacturers, Public Schools, Museums, etc.); Amusements; Olden Times; Excursions; Traveling Routes.
Howes N-180Item #900966
3-7/8 x 6-1/8”, original brown embossed cloth, gilt titles and decoration front board, vi, 223pp, general index, frontis. engraving of New Orleans, 4pp publisher’s ads, 12 blank pages under the heading “Memoranda”, illus. Does not include folding plan of the city cited in title – the map is advertised as “Just Published” on first page of publisher’s ads at back of book (see attached illustration).
Wear to edges of spine and corners, internally clean and tight, very good.