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Lot 30

Report of the Special Committee... NY, 1850

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Report of the Special Committee Appointed by the Common Council of the City of New York, Relative to the Catastrophe in Hague Street, on Monday, February 4th, 1850, presented by Alderman Griffin, printed in New York by McSpedon & Baker, 1850, the book starts with an explanation of the catastrophe, On Monday, the 4th day of February, 1850, a melancholy and most deplorable calamity occurred in our city, caused by the explosion of a steam boiler in the building known as Nos. 3 and 5 Hague street, whereby the building was instantaneously and wholly demolished; sixty-seven persons at work at the time therein were killed and fifty others, either severely or slightly injured, the back with a detailed table to those injured or killed, bound in black cloth with gilt spine and gilt back board, 5 3/4" x 9".

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Spine with some wear, mostly to ends, corners bumped, title page with 1/2'' tear to top edge, pages clean overall, some sporadic minor staining, binding tight.

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