New York: R. Martin, 170 Broadway and 66 Beekman St. 1847 and 1851. James SMILLIE. 4to; viii, 93pp + 22 engraved plates with tissue guards including map and facing half-title; and 119pp + 22 engraved plates with tissue guards including map and facing half-title; decorated red morocco, 5 raised bands on spine, gilt-stamped vignette on front and rear; all edges gilt; modern endpapers with owners signature on ffep; engraved map of Green-Wood and Auburn cemeteries; heavy bumping of corners with loss, light soiling to boards, light age-toning of paper, foxing and dampstain to Green-wood half-title, scattered foxing; a few finger spots; very good. Very good. Item #1164
An in-depth look at two rural cemeteries of the mid-19th century, Green-wood in Brooklyn, New York, and Mount Auburn in Boston. Beautiful engravings of monuments and views, as well as wrought iron fencing architecture.