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A Pictyure Booke of ye Pachworke Vyllage Sconsett by ye Sea


By Edward Fitch Underhill, "Ye pictyures was drawn by George Gibbs, his son, from others mayde by Master Wyere & Master Platte by ye helpe of ye Sunn & they are printed by E. T. Underhill & Companye att Number 22 Spruce Streete neare ye Swampe in ye Citye of New Yorke, 1885."

In the 1880s, New York stenographer, attorney, journalist, and noted humorist Edward F. Underhill built a cottage community in Siasconset on Pochick, Lily, and Evelyn, modeled after the fishermen’s cottages in the old village north of the Gulley. The first historian of the village, he was the author of The Credible Chronicles of the Patchwork Village, ‘Sconset by the Sea published in 1886. He and his wife, Evelyn T. Underhill, produced their Pictyure Booke in 1885, employing old-style fonts and deliberate nonstandard spellings for the title page and captions. The Underhills created line drawings from images, maps and photographs by Henry Platt, Henry C. Wyer and others to create a keepsake book for tourists. First edition of a very rare publication.  22 full-page illustrations Front cover and title page detached and chipped, inside pages clean.