Place Published: Columbia, Missouri
Publisher: Univ. of Missouri Press
Date Published: 1985
Edition: 1st, 2nd issue
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition, second printing. 9 x 12 inches. xvi, 570pp. VG+ cloth, VG+ dust jacket. Heavy book, extra postage required.
Lithographs of Towns and Cities in the United States and Canada, Notes on the Artists and Publishers, and a Union Catalogue of their Work, 1825-1925. Numbered list of 4,480 town and city views, indicating place, date, title, size, artist, lithographer, printer, state, publisher, keys or other references to items in the view, vignettes, locations and references, all as appropriate and possible.
Extensive preliminary material includes a set of 13 colour plates, followed by a section of 9 chapters on "The Making and Selling of Urban Views" with 25 illustrations, footnotes and bibliography, and an additional chapter on the use of such views in studying 19th-century cities, followed in turn by 90 black-and-white plates reproducing urban views, and a section of short accounts of 50 "viewmakers," with charts of their activities by year and place. Half title and title pages reproduce another view, and the jacket bears a color reproduction in larger size of an 1877 view of Boston also reproduced within. With index to the catalogue.
Very Good+ / Very Good. Item #2426