New York. 1860. 226pp. Illustrated with ninety-nine lithographs of carriages, one tinted plate advertising Henry Austin (the architect), and numerous black and white engravings. Double frontis. Oblong octavo. Original cloth, stamped in blind. Inner hinges expertly repaired. A few light spots on the front free endpapers. Near fine. Item #WRCAM36352
A handsomely produced catalogue of carriages and a commercial guide to New Haven and vicinity. Half of the pages are devoted to illustrating the line of carriages offered by G. & D. Cook, one of the leading makers at the time, when New Haven was the Detroit of the carriage industry. Other pages advertise all manner of Connecticut manufactures, mainly in New Haven, including billiard tables, tools, flour mills, harnesses, clothing, guns, etc., as well as a variety of business establishments in New Haven, New York, and Hartford. "Excellent tinted lithographic plates of every American carriage of the day" - Romaine. A wonderful and rare trade catalogue, with ninety-nine fine illustrations of carriages. ROMAINE, p.80.