This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... NEW CASTLE. DELAWARE VAN DYKE--DU PONT--JANVIER--LAMBSON-- STEWART CROSS Delaware Avenue from the Amstel House, New Castle ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... NEW CASTLE. DELAWARE VAN DYKE--DU PONT--JANVIER--LAMBSON-- STEWART CROSS Delaware Avenue from the Amstel House, New Castle, Delaware, is the David Stewart House, a quaint and charming old mansion built by Governor Van Dyke for his son, Senator Van Dyke, about the beginning of the nineteenth century. It is three stories in height and the front doorway is approached by a high flight of brownstone steps. Dr. David Stewart, the present owner and occupant, is the fifth of his name in New Castle and the fifth of his name to be a physician. The house is simple in exterior and is more attractive for its charm of aspect than for pretension of size or design. The rooms of the interior have lofty ceilings, are well lighted and have good proportions. Downstairs there is a quantity of fine wood-carving in a floral design, especially in the dining-room. A broad hall runs from the front door to the back of the house. Senator Van Dyke, for whom the mansion was built, was born in 1770 in his father's home, the Amstel House. He was educated in Philadelphia and studied law in the office of Chief Justice Kensey Johns. Though an attorney by profession he was a public man by avocation, and spoke for his state in the Halls of Congress for many years. He died in 1826 on the eve of reelection to the United States Senate. Contemporary records of him and traditions speak of him as a man of most delightful personality, known for the charm of his manner and his fine intellectual attainments. Upon the death of Senator Van Dyke, the home fell to the lot of his daughter, Dorcas, who married Charles Irence Du Pont. Dorcas' sister, Susannah, married Dr. David Stewart, the grandfather of the present occupant. From the family of Charles I. DuPont the mansion passed by...
Fair. Book Shelf 1040 Text clean; reading copy only; front cover and spine strip detached but present; name on FEP and company name stamped on FFEP; some photos; paper lightly browned; wear to the surface, edges and corners of covers including light soiling, rubbing to spine strip, corners lightly bumped and rubbed; some general rubbing to spine strip and covers; Not a book club (BC) copy. No previous owner name, not ex library, not a remainder.
Good. No DJ. 6.5" x 9.3" Ex-Library Good/No DJ. This book appears to have been rebound in leather around spine and black cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. The leather on the spine has somewhat eroded and there is a serious crack starting to form at the edge. Corners slightly bumped. At the illustration preceeding the title page the bindig has become loose. The interior pages are of heavy, quality paper. There are sixty-five illustrations [lovely sepia photographs] in the book. Interior pages are clean, clear and complete. Some soilage along the lower edge of the textblock. 304 pages. Edition is limited, but no indication is given of how many copies were printed.
Fair. Reading Copy; green cloth boards; top edge gilt; boards and spine are discolored and marked; tearing at corners of boards and ends of spine; loose binding; library markings on spine, front pastedown and endpaper, otherwise text is clean; 304 pages; with 65 illustrations; 8vo-over 7 3/4"-9 3/4" Tall; Additional shipping charges may be requested for International orders.
Thick 8vo. pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. xiv, 304 pages. B1-4478. First edition. With 65 illustrations. Includes six Delaware houses including the Amstel House, and the homes of Kensey Johns, Rodney, Loockerman, Ridgely and Thomas. Spine slightly age yellowed. Related newspaper clippings have foxed the front pastedown and endpaper.
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