Views of the City of Burlington
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Views of the City of Burlington

JOHN COLLINS, 1847

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Views of the City of Burlington
John Collins, 1847
COLLINS, John (1814-1902). Views of the City of Burlington, New Jersey. Burlington: [Thomas Sinclair?], 1847.

Lithographed views of Burlington, New Jersey, as issued in original wrappers. The artist, John Collins, was the grandson of important Quaker printer Isaac Collins and born in Burlington, a thriving manufacturing town. After working as a lithographer in Philadelphia for some years, Collins sold his shop to colleague Thomas Sinclair, with whom he continued to collaborate. They produced several celebrated American view books, including the present work, which is the rarest. Felcone, New Jersey Books 517.

Folio (300 x 246mm). 14 lithographs (some spotting, one plate with dampstaining and one toned) loose in original green printed wrappers (chipped with losses, a little staining). Custom box.

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