The first volume of the Natural History of New york with 29 of the 33 engraved plates of mammals hand colored. Rebound with sturdy cloth spine and marbled boards. The introduction (178 pages) by William H. Seward covers a great variety of subjects including internal improvements (two plates of the Croton Aqueduct), agriculture, and a description of published works on New York. A note on the penitentiary system of the state by John L. O'Sullivan is included. DeKay's section on Mammalia with the colored engravings is rare.