“A VERY GOOD LAND TO FALL IN WITH, AND A PLEASANT PLACE TO SEE”: FIRST EDITION OF THE STORY OF MIDDLETOWN, HANDSOMELY BOUND
MANDEVILLE, Ernest W. The Story of Middletown. The Oldest Settlement in New Jersey. Middletown, New Jersey: Christ Church, (1927). Octavo, 20th-century half blue morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $300.
First edition of this history of the settlement and growth of New Jersey’s oldest community from the arrival of the Europeans, handsomely bound.
The site of Revolutionary raids, the scene of the famous Peace Meeting during the Civil War, the home of various religious groups and important Americans, and a place known for its small-town appeal and proximity to the big city, Middletown has long been regarded as both a historical and social center of New Jersey life. This work, written by a New Jersey clergyman, enthusiastically attempts to situate Middletown in the history of New Jersey and, indeed, the United States. Pencil index on verso of forward.
A lovely copy, handsomely bound.