[DIX, John A.]
Sketch of the Resources of the City of New-York with a View of Its Municipal Government, Population &c &c from the Foundation of the City to the Date of the Latest Statistical Accounts
New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1827. 8vo. 104pp. Uncut.
Publisher's boards, expertly rebacked to style.
Provenance: Presentation copy of this scarce pamphlet, inscribed on the front board: "Dr. Bell from his friend & cousin, The Author."
Presentation copy of a scarce work on New York's population.
John Adams Dix (1798-1879) was later Secretary of the Treasury, Governor of New York, and a Union Major General. New Jersey's Fort Dix, and the Adirondack 46er Dix Mountain, are named in his honor. In his history of New York, Dix aimed to present a general view of the resources of the city which, he writes, had seen progress in the previous thirty-five years that "has been almost without example in the history of society." Divided into five chapters and an appendix that cover the I. Commercial origin and character. II. Municipal government and police. III. Population and internal resources; IV. External resources; and V. Future growth estimated.
Bradford 1339; Sabin 20340.