Otsego Book Set


  • Photography books by Richard S. Duncan
  • Otsego Lake: Past and Present and Otsego County: Its Towns and Treasures
  • Save 10% off retail with this listing


This special listing is for customers interested in purchasing two beautiful books by Richard S. Duncan — Otsego Lake: Past and Present and Otsego County: Its Towns and Treasures. By purchasing these books through this listing, customers will save 10% off retail.

Otsego Lake: Past and Present

Otsego Lake is one of the most celebrated bodies of water in America immortalized in the novels of James Fenimore Cooper, praised by artists and writers, and loved by generations of visitors to the region. It has been called “the cradle of American literature” and even “the Walden Pond of New York State.”
This volume is the first comprehensive photographic documentation of Otsego Lake. It features the extraordinary color photographs of Richard S. Duncan and draws upon the historical photograph collections of the New York State Historical Association, housed in Fenimore Art Museum. This book takes the reader on a fascinating journey to each of the principal sites around the lake, and reveals the beauty, history, and mystery of one of America’s most picturesque landscapes.
Edited by: Paul S. D’Ambrosio
Foreword by: Jane Forbes Clark
Introduction by: Henry S. F. Cooper, Jr.
Hardcover, 150 pages, 188 illustrations, including 127 in full color.
Otsego County: Its Towns and Treasures

Otsego County, a one thousand square mile area in central New York populated by some 60,000 people still retains much of what James Fenimore Cooper called in 1823, the “romantic and picturesque character which it so eminently possesses.”

Well preserved homes, from every style of the 19th century, still dot the landscape and line the streets of villages and hamlets. As in his previous books on the Village of Cooperstown and on Otsego Lake, Richard Duncan has combined his own beautiful photography of the present with the historical images from the village and town historians of Otsego County and the collections of the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, to capture the delicate balance between the past and present of the 24 towns in the county.
Edited by: Paul S. D’Ambrosio
Foreword by: Jane Forbes Clark
Introduction by: Hugh MacDougall
Hardcover 239 pages, 297 illustrations, including 200 in full color.

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Shipping Weight 7 lbs
SKU: 17-RD001
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