Brown, Henry Collins
Old New York yesterday and today.
New York, ‘privately printed for Valentine’s Manual’ 1922.
Price: £48 [convert currency]
4to. (4)pp, 35 photo plates, some of which colour, photo frontis. Publisher’s gilt-stamped cloth.
The author claims in his foreword that this book was published in readiness for New York’s 300th birthday in 1926, four years after the publication date ; however, this seems to be merely an excuse to reproduce in one volume images of New York since its foundation. The book’s most valuable feature is that it juxtaposes views of the same area of the city at different periods.