Rochester: A Story Historical
Rochester, N.Y. Scrantom, Wetmore and Company, 1884. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #2317729
First edition. Edges rubbed, hinges loosening, half of Rochester map loose with some damage to the center fold, front free endpaper loose but included with portion of top corner missing.
viii, 412 pp. 8 1/2 x 6. Original dark green cloth, gilt stamped titles and Rochester city device. Frontispiece of Genesee's Upper Falls. A nicely illustrated 19th century account of Rochester, New York's history, written by Jane Marsh Parker, who went by the nickname Jenny. Frederick Douglass moved in next door to the Parkers in 1847. CONTENTS: I. The Old Long House and the Tenant Unknown; II. The Tenant Dispossessed; III. Trouble in the Camp; IV. Irondequoit Bay; V. The City of Tryon, on Irondequoit Bay; VI. The Genesee of the Senecas; VII. The Title Deed of the New Tenant; VIII. Arrival Number One; IX. Some of our First Families; X. A Dismal Swamp; XI. Rochesterville; XII. Our Brave Thirty-Three; XIII. 'Clinton's Big Ditch'; XIV. A Decade Memorable; XV. The Old Files; XVI. Mount Hope; XVII. The Isms Charge; XVIII. Men and Things Notable; XIX. What Shall Be Hereafter; XX. A Few First Things: Scrap-Basket Historical; Appendix A-B; Index.