classic history of Brooklyn
Stiles, Henry R. A History of the City of Brooklyn Including the Old Town and Village of Brooklyn, the Town of Brunswick, and the Village and City of Williamsburgh
Brooklyn: Published by Subscription, 1867, 1869, and 1870
Three volumes. Plates and maps. Original green cloth gilt. A fine, tight set.
FIRST EDITION. It is very difficult to find fine, complete sets of first editions of this work, published individually by subscription over the span of three years.
This is the best history of Brooklyn up to its time. Stiles was an indefatigable author, historian, and genealogist, in addition to his day job as a physician.
A lovely set.