New York: Printed for the Monument Association, 1880. First edition. Hardcover. The personal copy of the designer, Steuben Philip Swartwout, of the monument and a founding member of the association formed to mark the place where the British spy Major Andre was captured. A Tarrytown African American couple, William and Mary Taylor, freed slaves, donated their property as the site for the monument. The cornerstone was laid on Independence Day, July 4, 1853, with the marble quarried at Sing Sing (today Ossining).
The volume includes the history of the movement to erect the monument (Part I), a description of the Centennial celebrations (Part II) and an Appendix.
8vo, 167pp, 2 b&w plates printed on photographic paper. Original brown pebbled cloth, with gilt title at spine. Spine ends rubbed, chipped at top of spine. Inner hinge a bit tender, but holding. OCLC: 166620992 records only the William Clements Library, University of Michigan with a copy. Very good overall. Item #21020