Washington, DC: P. Haas, 1840. First Edition. 10vo, 44 pages; Fair; fully bound in green cloth, front cover has embossed gilt lettering and tooling; ex library copy with numerical code on the back of the title page; binding has severe wear, with both boards completely detached, with heavy wear along the edges along the fore edge corners, spine has heavy chipping at the top and the bottom, and has rubbing; pages have heavy age-toning, frequent blotching, occasional tearing, and discoloration along the edges of the text block; original owner's name is written on the inner front board in ink; profusely illustrated with 1 leaf frontispiece, 20 plates (1 folded) 2 folded plans; shelved case 9 3/4.
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This volume features several brief descriptions of famous Washington D.C. buildings and statues. It features a seat map of both the senate chamber and the house of representatives, including the seats of John C. Calhoun, John Quincy Adams, and Franklin Pierce. The illustrations are lithographs from Haas himself. In his day, Haas was an accomplished lithographer and one of the earliest resident daguerreotypists in Washington, D.C. Other notable figures represented in Haas’s lithographs and daguerreotypes include John C. Calhoun, Leverett Saltonstall, Henry Clay, and James Knox Polk.