First Edition First Printing of French Quarter Etchings by W Woodward

PRESENTING a VERY RARE BOOK, namely a, First Edition First Printing of French Quarter Etchings by W Woodward.

“French Quarter Etchings of Old New Orleans by William Woodward, Professor of Drawing, Emeritus, The Tulane University of Louisiana, Graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and Massachusetts Normal Art School, Honorary Member American Institute of Architects with Forward by Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis F.A.I.A., Associate Professor of Architecture, The Tulane University of Louisiana By the Magnolia Press, The American Academy of History New Orleans.

Copyright 1938 First Printing April 1938.

With 54 Plates.”


Quarto. 8.75 x 11.25 in. Unpaginated. Illustrated with 54 black & white plates of etchings. Foreword by Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis. Near fine in original black quarter cloth over paper, stamped in black, over slightly damaged printed dust jacket, lightly rubbed at extremities and lightly soiled.


About this sound

New Orleans (/ˈɔːrl(i)ənz, ɔːrˈliːnz/,[3][4] locally /ˈɔːrlənz/FrenchLa Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃] (listen)) is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 391,006 in 2018,[5] it is the most populous city in Louisiana. A major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States.

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct musicCreole cuisineunique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. The city has been described as the “most unique”[6] in the United States,[7][8][9][10][11] owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage.[12] Founded in 1718 by French colonists, New Orleans was once the territorial capital of French Louisiana before being traded to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. New Orleans in 1840 was the third-most populous city in the United States,[13] and it was the largest city in the American South from the Antebellum era until after World War II. The city’s location and flat elevation have historically made it very vulnerable to flooding. State and federal authorities have installed a complex system of levees and drainage pumps in an effort to protect the city.[14]

New Orleans was severely affected by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, which resulted in flooding more than 80% of the city, thousands of deaths, and so much displacement because of damaged communities and lost housing as to cause a population decline of over 50%.[15] Since Katrina, major redevelopment efforts have led to a rebound in the city’s population. Concerns about gentrification, new residents buying property in formerly closely knit communities, and displacement of longtime residents have been expressed.[16]

The city and Orleans Parish (Frenchparoisse d’Orléans) are coterminous.[17] As of 2017, Orleans Parish is the third most-populous parish in Louisiana, behind East Baton Rouge Parish and neighboring Jefferson Parish.[18] The city and parish are bounded by St. Tammany Parish and Lake Pontchartrain to the north, St. Bernard Parish and Lake Borgne to the east, Plaquemines Parish to the south, and Jefferson Parish to the south and west.

The city anchors the larger New Orleans metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 1,275,762 in 2017. It is the most populous metropolitan area in Louisiana and the 46th-most populous MSA in the United States.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans


First Edition First Printing of French Quarter Etchings by W Woodward.

Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.

Condition: The Dust jacket has a large stain and damage, with very minor damage to cover of the book…..otherwise very good to fine.

Dimensions: 8.75 x 11.25 in

PRICE: $395.00