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Title Phelps' strangers and citizens' guide to New York City. With maps and engravings.
Publication Info. New York : Published by Phelps & Watson, no. 18 Beekman Street, [between 1859 and 1865]
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Small  Z-S P539 P5 1857    IN LIBRARY
 Rare Books Small  Z-S P539 P5 1857 c.2  IN LIBRARY
Description 72 pages ; illustrations (map, wood engravings) 16 cm.
Note Cover title: What to see and how to see it : Phelps' strangers & citizens guide to New-York City with maps & engravings.
Includes "New York City Map", (42 x 72 cm, folded to 15 x 9 cm) with a street and avenue guide. No scale. Shows railroads, fire districts.
"Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by Humphrey Phelps..." --title page verso.
The Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library website states that the partnership between Humphrey Phelps and Gaylord Watson as Phelps & Watson began in 1859 and terminated on January 1, 1865. See
Digital copy available via Hathi Trust Digital Library (Princeton University Library copy).
Local Note NYSL copy 1: Front free endpaper recto signed "Lewis Allen bought Jan [11?] 1865" in pencil. Cased in stiff tan paper with printed front cover; back cover with printed advertisement: "Humphrey Phelps, publisher, and wholesale and retail dealer in all kinds of Maps and Charts," front and back covers match Princeton Copy viewable in Hathi Trust. Imprint on cover reads "New York: published by H. Phelps, No. 18 Beekman Street", imprint on title-page as above.
NYSL copy 2: Map lacking. Front free endpaper recto signed "Richardson & Co., 36 Pine St. New York" in pencil. Variant issue: Publisher's green cloth binding, title and ornamental boarder stamped in gilt on front board. Title reads "Phelp's [sic] strangers & citizens guide..." Rear board with same stamped in blind.
Subject New York Metropolitan Area -- Maps.
New York Metropolitan Area -- Administrative and political divisions -- Maps.
Fire protection districts -- New York Metropolitan Area -- Maps.
New York (N.Y.) -- Guidebooks.
Genre or Form Publishers' bindings -- United States -- New York (N.Y.) -- 19th century.
Added Author Phelps, Humphrey, active 19th century.
Phelps & Watson, publisher.
Cover Title What to see and how to see it