By: Albert Ulmann
Heritage Books, Inc: 1901
Seller ID: U2157
Condition: 297 pages, 5.5x8.5, 1901, (reprint), 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 297 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc
First published in 1901, this charming guidebook takes the reader on a journey through New York City's past by visiting its most historic sites in chronological order. These sites were marked with inscribed tablets that appear as facsimiles throughout this book. Typical of the style of writing often found in the late 19th century, the book employs a rather corny (but not objectionable) device: a professor dispensing his sage historical knowledge to some precocious children as he leads them through the back alleys and graveyards of the old city. Even so, it contains enough valuable information ... View More...