Bohn’s Handbook of Washington…1861 Guide to the City


The Nation’s Capitol, During Lincoln’s Days


Bohn’s Handbook of Washington, 1861 edition.

This title provides a glimpse back at the nation’s capital when the Lincoln administration moved in.  The buildings are described in detail, including their histories. The description of the Capitol dome–still  unfinished at the time–informs how it will now be fireproof, with an inner stairway leading to the very top.  Visitors are enlightened as what to expect when at an official reception.  Arlington and Mount Vernon are included, as are the waterfalls of the city.

Excellent; tight and clean.

(Washington, DC) BOHN’S HANDBOOK OF WASHINGTON BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH STEEL ENGRAVINGS OF ALL THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND THE GOVERNMENT STATUARY”¦.  Washington:  Casimir Bohn, 1861.  134(1)p.; color frontis.; folding map intact; all edges gilt.; gilt illustrated front board.