The Hidden Art of Fore-Edge Book Painting
Book Title: A history of New York
A history of New York : from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty : containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the unutterable ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the disastrous projects of William the Testy, and the chivalric achievements of Peter the Headstrong, the three Dutch governors of New Amsterdam : being the only authentic history of the times that ever hath been published / by Diedrich Knickerbocker. London : John Murray, 1821. Bound in full green straight-grain morocco, gilt back, gilt paneled sides, gilt edges by Riviere. Fore-edge painting by Miss C.B Currie, of a view of the White House in Washington. With a signed autograph inscription by Miss C.B Currie on a front fly-leaf in reference to this volume.