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[Dix, John A.]:

SKETCH OF THE RESOURCES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. WITH A VIEW OF ITS MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT, POPULATION, &C. &C. FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE CITY TO THE DATE OF THE LATEST STATISTICAL ACCOUNTS.

G. & C. Carvill, Broadway, New-York: 1827 104pp, foxed, untimmed with wide margins. Bound in later printed wrappers, Good+. The talented and versatile Dix, distinguished for his probity "and an amount of learning remarkable in politics" [DAB], wrote this study when he was not yet thirty years old. Here he traces the City's "origin in commercial interests," from the Dutch West India Company's early 17th century explorations; its rise to pre-eminence as "a general mart for the exchange of foreign and domestic productions;" the development of its municipal government, including criticism of the power of police judges to commit to jail any vagrant or disorderly person without trial by jury; population growth and characteristics, observing "that natives of almost every country in the world may be found in the streets and counting-houses;" real and personal property, canals, natural resources, and commercial activity. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 20340. AI 28710. II Appleton 184. Not in Rink, Eberstadt or Decker.


Book Id: 12665

Price: $125.00

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