New York: New-York History Company, 1892 - 1893,
First Edition. quarto, original maroon cloth. 605, 633, 664, 648 pp. New-York History Company, Item #29780
Illustrated with full page steel engravings, hundreds of woodcuts in the text, and a large number of facsimiles, maps and plans. Chapters include EXPLORATIONS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN COAST PREVIOUS TO THE VOYAGE OF HENRY HUDSON; THE NATIVE INHABITANTS OF MANHATTAN AND ITS INDIAN ANTIQUITIES; HENRY HUDSON'S VOYAGE AND ITS RESULTS IN TRADE AND COLONIZATION; PETER STUYVESANT, THE LAST OF THE DUTCH DIRECTORS 1647-1664; PRINTING IN NEW-YORK IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, and much more. Very minor wear to cloth at bottom of spines, corners slightly scuffed, hinges solid. Each volume is very heavy and this set is most often found in poor condition.