pp text (unpaginated) + 54 pages of black & white plates, on rectos only, brown half leather leather boards, gilt titles in blind. The contents are generally in good condition, although the gatherings are somewhat crudely sewn and are exposed in parts of the text block, the front hinge is starting, there are minor marks to most pages and the front endpapers are torn with loss. We believe all the text pages are present, even though they are not bound in order! The 'Scene on the Hudson' plate is bound in back to front. The boards are in fair condition with wear to the corners, spine and with a little loss to the gilt titling. There is a small sticker 'Bound at the Convent of Mercy School Galway' to the inner rear board.
Between 1889 and 1891 H. R. Page published a number of these illustrated books on towns and cities in the USA, including Detroit, Springfield, Auburn, Providence and Trenton. Some are noted as being published in a number of parts and we think this was one such as the pages of text are spread throughout the book. All seem to be rare and WorldCat only lists one example of each and none for Poughkeepsie.
Author NOW SOLD - SORRY!
Publisher H R Page & Co