Connecticut Historical Collections, Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c. Relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in Connecticut, with Geographical Descriptions. Illustrated by 190 Engravings.

By: Barber, John Warner

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Second edition. Former Princeton University library copy (stamped 'withdrawn' on their bookplate). Professionally rebacked with original backstrip laid down, small owner bookplate on front endpaper (C.H. Burkman, former research librarian at Princeton's Firestone Library), foxed throughout. 1836 Full-Leather. viii, 560 pp. 8vo. Hand-colored fold-out map of Connecticut precedes text, engraved frontispiece, engraved plates and cuts throughout text. This work is commonly credited as the first popular work of local history published in the United States. A historian and engraver, Barber's histories and illustrations were known for accurately capturing the appearance of towns during his time. The illustrations included in this volume were gathered during the author's travels through his home state.

Title: Connecticut Historical Collections, Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c. Relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in Connecticut, with Geographical Descriptions. Illustrated by 190 Engravings.

Author: Barber, John Warner

Categories: American, Early Imprints, Americana,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Durrie & Peck and J.W. Barber / B.L. Hamlen: 1836

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2278318

Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY AMERICANA CONNECTICUT CT STATE HISTORICAL COLLECTION,