SKETCHES Of YALE COLLEGE, with Numerous Anecdotes, and Embellished with More than Thirty Engravings. Ezekiel Porter. 1823 - 1911 Belden, 'By a. Member of that Institution.'.

SKETCHES Of YALE COLLEGE, with Numerous Anecdotes, and Embellished with More than Thirty Engravings.

New York / New Haven / Hartford: Published by Saxton & Miles / Sidney Babcock / Henry S. Parsons, 1843. 1st edition (American Imprints 43-464). xii, [13] - 192, [2 (blank)] pp. Last leaf blank. Frontis of Yale College, 2 inserted plates [Views of New Haven], an inserted Plan of New Haven, & 32 cuts/wood engravings [some full-page]. 12mo, signed in 6s. 6-3/4" x 4-1/4". Original publisher's brown, vertically-ribbed cloth binding with gilt stamped spine with boards stamped in blind. General wear to binding, with old repair to spine. One proud gathering. 1843 poi [William Ward] to preliminary blank, and 1910 poi [noting purchase from Ward's estate] to rear paste-down. Foxing & staining throughout. Withal, an About VG copy. Item #33913

OCLC records just 5 holdings, with the listing having an undocumented note stating the first edition, of the same year, has an eratta leaf at rear. No Yale listing mentions such, American Imprints notes just the one entry & one has to wonder which came first- the blank leaf as here, or the erattum. In either case, a rare book on the subject.

Price: $450.00