EARLY HISTORY OF AMENIA (signed).
Amenia, New York: De Lacey & Wiley, Printers, 1875. First edition Small octavo, vi, 151pp., including a five-page list of subscribers. This is the original edition of this early and very interesting history of Amena, a Dutchess County town on the border of Connecticut, and contains information on the "Nine Partners Patent" and "The Oblong", an index, and information on early families. I am rating this copy as fair to good only. It is originally from the library of the Drew Seminary for Women, in Carmel, New York, founded in 1866, and has its inked stamp on the endpapers, plus other local names on blank pages, The title page and one of the index pages have been reinserted, and several strips of clear tape are visible on the reverse of the title page. A number of pages have brown stains, a few pages have been scarred by a rusty paper clip. The book is bound in blind-stamped dark cloth, gilt title, edges worn, spine worn and frayed. However, as a redeeming factor, the book is inscribed by the author: "JNo Reed From Nelson Reed" on the front free endpaper. (Item ID: 6829)