Drake | Benjamin and Mansfield | Edward D

Cincinnati in 1826

First Edition | First Printing



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First edition of Cincinnati in 1826 by Benjamin Drake and Edward D. Mansfield, published in 1827.

Twelvemo, 100pp, [1]. Custom three quarter brown morocco binding, gilt-ruled bands on spine. Top edge gilt. Free of notable foxing or toning. Publisher’s original gray paper wraps bound in, with paper label on front cover. Complete with two illustrated plates.

(Howes D458) (Sabin 20813) (Thomson 339) (American Imprints 28729) An attractive copy of this early descriptive text of Cincinnati.

Benjamin Drake and Edward D. Mansfield were both lawyers at the time they wrote Cincinnati in 1826. Their detailed account of Cincinnati became an important guide to emigrants and contributed to the city’s rapid growth, making it one of the 10 largest cities in the US by 1830.

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Morgan, Lodge, and Fisher


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published



Leather bound


Near Fine


Drake | Benjamin and Mansfield | Edward D

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