[New Haven]: T.J. Stafford, [ 1859]. 13,pp.,17-88 leaves (paginated on rectos only, including two leaves of advertisements),89-97,pp. Oblong octavo. Frontis. Original brown publisher's cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Cloth lightly faded, extremities worn. Spine very weak. Front inner hinge cracked. Minor wear and soiling to text, missing pp.15-16 (but no evidence of removal). Still good. Item #WRCAM47080
Handsomely illustrated catalogue of carriage- maker G. & D. Cook & Co. of New Haven, displaying eighty lithographed images of different carriages, with a brief history and description of New Haven. G. & D. Cook & Co. was founded in the 1850s and collapsed in 1861 under the economic pressures of the Civil War. They reformed as a joint stock company, but that also failed. During the Civil War the company manufactured an early form of bullet-proof vest for Union soldiers at the front lines. Only two copies of this work turn up in OCLC, at the University of Illinois and the Henry Ford.