New York: New York Public Library, 1901. Hardcover. Complete volume for the year 1901, a very significant year for the Library, as philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated $5.2 million toward the building of branch libraries throughout the city in order to guarantee that every New Yorker had access to a library in their neighborhood.
This volume is a trove of information on the library and the city of New York, including listings of holdings on the water supply of the city, vital statistics, the fire department, the streets of New York, the street railways, the parks and waterfronts, manuscript collections, and the principal accessions made in each month. The Report for July includes a long section on the library's manuscripts collections holdings, and an article titled 'Robert Fulton on Canals for France and on Freedom of Trade, 1798', which reprints Fulton letters and essays (pp348 - 365).
4to, 490pp. Quarter black cloth and black mottled paper covered boards. Title in black on paper spine label. Bookplate at front paste down, bright and clean copy. Boards lightly rubbed at edges, original printed paper title label on spine, type a little blurry, still legible. Good + overall. Item #22481