Rochester: A Story Historical

By: Parker, Jenny Marsh

Price: $125.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine

First edition. Minor wear to corners. 1884 Hard Cover. viii, 412 pp. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 6. Original dark green cloth, gilt stamped titles & Rochester city device. Frontispiece of Genesee's Upper Falls. A nicely illustrated 19th century account of Rochester, New York's history, written by Jane Marsh Parker, who went by the nickname Jenny. Frederick Douglass moved in next door to the Parkers in 1847. Includes frontispiece of the upper Genesee Falls, maps of the Phelps Gorham Purchase, the original tract, and Rochester in 1820, and engraved portraits and illustrations of notable locations. CONTENTS: I. The Old Long House and the Tenant Unknown; II. The Tenant Dispossessed; III. Trouble in the Camp; IV. Irondequoit Bay; V. The City of Tryon, on Irondequoit Bay; VI. The Genesee of the Senecas; VII. The Title Deed of the New Tenant; VIII. Arrival Number One; IX. Some of our First Families; X. A Dismal Swamp; XI. Rochesterville; XII. Our Brave Thirty-Three; XIII. 'Clinton's Big Ditch'; XIV. A Decade Memorable; XV. The Old Files; XVI. Mount Hope; XVII. The Isms Charge; XVIII. Men and Things Notable; XIX. What Shall Be Hereafter; XX. A Few First Things: Scrap-Basket Historical; Appendix A-B; Index.

Title: Rochester: A Story Historical

Author: Parker, Jenny Marsh

Categories: 19th Century, Americana, Early Imprints, New York,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Rochester, N.Y., Scrantom, Wetmore and Company: 1884

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2305038