New Haven: Baker & Goodwin, printers, New York, 1860.
Engraved frontispiece view, engraved plate with portraits, engraved and color printed advertisement view for Henry Austin, architect. With 104 wood-engraved illustrations of carriages and coaches, each within an elaborate color printed wood engraved border. With ads printed on verso of the carriage illustrations, largely for New Haven businesses. 226 pp. Oblong 4to. Publisher's blind stamped cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt Romaine, p. 80 (incorrectly referring to the illustrations as lithographs). Item #315008
superb copy of a landmark trade catalogue. "Excellent tinted lithographic plates of every American carriage of the day" (Romaine).
Founded in the 1850s, G. & D. Cook & Co. quickly became among the most successful northeastern U.S. carriage makers of the pre-Civil War period. Advertised here are nearly their full line of carriages and coaches, ranging in price from $80 for a Skeleton Wagon, to $1200 for the elaborate Hamilton Coach. The NUC locates four copies (LC, MiU, NN, CtY). This copy complete with the color plate advertising the architect Henry Austin.
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