Place Published: New York
Publisher: J. (John ) C. Riker, 129 Fulton St.
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
UNCOMMON ALBUM BOOK FROM THE FAMOUS RICKER CO. NEW YORK
First US Edition. Large 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inch heavy elaborate gilt stamped leather [floral] album c1850 by John C. Ricker NY
Pages unnumbered. c1850 based on date of Riker address or location at Fulton Street [Riker located there from 1844-1855]. Very attractive album. Rebacked preserving original contemporary leather bound cover has wear on spine and some front and edge wear. Elaborate gilt stamping on spine and front cover including a young lady approx. 2 1/2 inch high dropping flowers from a basket. Back cover same as front cover. Soiling along both top covers. Frontis, title page, second chromolith title page . Approximately 150 pages of primarily white and some coloured blank pages. Inside 24 full page B&W engravings are spaced throughout the different coloured pages. Gift inscription on one of the front pages however only one page appears inside the book with writing on it, all others are blank pages. Overall very good condition.
John C. Riker - Publisher, Binder, Bookseller, New York, NY
The American Antiquarian Society's name authority files have the following information on Riker, taken from contemporary New York business directories:
1827 81 Cliff St.
1828-1829 11 Spruce St.
1830-1832 17 Ann St.
1833-1843 15 Ann St.
1844-1855 129 Fulton St.
1856-1857 315 Broadway
1858-1859 24 Frankfort St.
Very Good. Item #3523