New York: Solon Horn, 1858. First printing. Hardcover. A guide book for the foreign and domestic traveller as they visit New York. "To Our Visitors... The numerous lines of Ocean Steamers, Packet Ships &c. ], which are continually arriving at New York, not only from foreign but coastwise ports offer sufficient facilites to satisfy the peculiar taste and means of all, while the immense network of our own internal improvements most of the main lines converging to this city as a common center, present an expeditious, pleasant, and speedy medium of travel from the east, north, west, and south."
Contains detailed historic and current and statistical information about the US, (with some data from Europe), sight seeing information, index, hotel lists, history of NYC, its imports and exports, business resources, street directory, lists of parks, rates charged by cartmen, pier locations, hackney fares, ferries, city railroads, omnibus routes, packets and their frequency, laws, churches, societies, masonic lodges, necrology - a list of notable deceased of 1857 with specific mention of those missionaries 'killed since the commencemenet of the mutiny in India' referring to the Indian Rebellion of 1857 or the Sepoy Mutiny. General events for 1857, and government contacts as well as a business directory.
16mo, 11, (ads), 234pp, folding map of Manhattan, 29pp (ads) includes a yellow stiff card sheet probably used to prevent ink bleeding in the 12 pages of the memoranda section of the small volume. Bound in green cloth, title and view in gold on the front cover.
OCLC: 58671549 2 copies only at NYPL and NYHS. Very good condition. Item #28072