From a New Orleans estate, here is a good reading copy of Centennial Celebrations of the State of New York, by Allen C. Beach, Secretary of State, Albany: 1879. Hardcover, 459 pages with index. First Edition. Many black and white illustrations and a couple of engravings. Gilding still on cover and spine, some wear to cover. As you can see, there is stress to the spine. Inside signatures are fine, but outside cover is starting to separate. Some foxing. I have described all the damage I can find - if you get it and there is more, it occured during shipping. Interesting historical account of the history of New York state, its role in the American Revolution, and anecdotes regarding its Centennial Celebration. Perfect for the historian or genealogist. Chapters on Kingston, Oriskany, Bemus Heights, Cherry Valley, the Old Fort at Schoharie, and Schuylerville.