The Washington Guide, Containing … Laws Relating to the Cession of the Territory, by Maryland and Virginia, to the United States; Description of the Capitol; Corporation of Washington, with an Abstract of the Laws, as Now in Force; Columbian Institute; Horticultural Society; Historical Society, &c.; List of Characters who Have Benefited the City; Mode of Applying for Patents, and Securing Copy-Rights; Capture of the City of Washington, by the British; Officers Employed in the General Government; Diplomatic Agents at Home and Abroad; Penitentiary of the District of Columbia; Botany of the District of Columbia. Also, illustrated by a map of Washington City, and several engravings.
Washington City, (DC): Franck Taylor (J. Crissy, Printer), 1837. Revised and expanded edition (first published in 1822 with 138 pp.). Thick 12mo. xii, 310 pp. Diagrams, five plates, folding map; ad leaf. Elliot's first guide to Washington appeared in 1822. Howes E-101. Sabin 22249. Map repaired on verso, some light foxing, but a very good copy. Original brown half-roan, gilt, gilt spine title ("The Ten Miles Square"), nicely rebacked in the style of the original, and boards, each illustrated with a lithograph, the White House on the front and the Capitol on the rear. (#6177). Item #57849