Book ID: 28934 An Illustrated History of the Hat, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. JOHN NICHOLAS GENIN.
An Illustrated History of the Hat, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time.

A History of the Hat

An Illustrated History of the Hat, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time.

Place and Imprint: New York: 214 Broadway, 1848.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Wrappers a little worn and soiled and chipped at the spine, but sound and complete; very good copy.
Book ID: 28934

Physical Description

Small 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, 54 pages. Four full-page illustrations and about (depending on how you count them) 35 vignettes in the text; illustration of the Genin Hatter store in Manhattan on the lower wrapper.

Comments

An attractive advertisement for the Genin Hatter business on the history of the hat by the proprietor of the firm, John Nicholas Genin (1819-1878), one of the most famous hatters of his generation. "Like P. T. Barnum, his neighbor on Broadway, Genin had a remarkable knack for using publicity to boost his business" - Wikipedia. The imprint of 214 Broadway was the address of the Genin Hatter store.

Price: $300.00

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