Report of the Board of Health of the City of Brooklyn (1875-1876). Secretary of the Department of Health Henry A. La Fetra.

Report of the Board of Health of the City of Brooklyn (1875-1876)

Brooklyn, NY: The City Of Brooklyn Board of Health, 1877. Cloth. INSCRIBED BY H.A. LA FETRA, BROOKLYN'S SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH AND THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR ISSUING THIS REPORT, on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the uncommon 1877 1st edition. Tight and VG+ in its dark-green cloth, with still-bright gilt-lettering along the spine. Former owner name and date (1878) on the front free endpaper --above Secretary La Fetra's inscription; otherwise, very clean, with no writing or markings to the text, although a dozen or more pages in the body of the text have had their upper tips neatly cut or dogged-eared. Large fold-out color map in the text in addition to a massive fold-out map of Brooklyn ("Plan Exhibiting the System of Sewage in the City of Brooklyn, N.Y. 1875") tucked into the rear pastedown pocket. Additionally, there are fold-out plates thru the text and a number of detailed charts. An impressive, very thorough study of public health in the city of Brooklyn in the mid 1870s. Very Good. Item #13715

Price: $400.00