FIRST EDITION OF HISTORY OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, 1871, WITH FOLDING MAP DEPICTING REVOLUTIONARY WAR TROOP MOVEMENTS AT TRENTON, HANDSOMELY BOUND
RAUM, John O. History of the City of Trenton, New Jersey, Embracing a Period of Nearly Two Hundred Years. Trenton, New Jersey: W.T. Nicholson, 1871. Octavo, early 20th-century three-quarter brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, top edge gilt. $650.
First edition of this comprehensive history of Trenton, New Jersey, from 1676 and its first settlement, with folding frontispiece map showing Revolutionary War troop movements at Trenton in 1777, handsomely bound.
“John O. Raum… author of the first formal history of Trenton… published a History of the City of Trenton, containing general and statistical information of value. Mr. Raum to a certain extent ploughed virgin fields, gathering his material from original sources with great industry and producing the first comprehensive history of the city” (Cleary, A History of the City of Trenton 1679-1929). Howes R72.
Interior about-fine, binding quite handsome. A beautiful copy.