SKETCHES AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF BOSTON AND ITS VICINITY. FOR 1860 AND 1861
Price: 675.00 USD
Boston: Damrell & Moore and George Coolidge, 1860. xiii,,-204,301-522pp. (as issued, pp. 205-300 purposely omitted in the pagination) plus folding map and pp. (including pastedowns) of advertisements printed on blue and yellow paper. Quarto. Original three-quarter leather and pictorial paper boards, spine gilt. Rebacked, with most of original backstrip laid down. Boards rubbed and a bit stained. Very clean internally. Very good. "Illustrated Edition." 1860 Boston directory by the publishers of the Boston Almanac, complete with a new plan of Boston engraved for the 1861 Almanac. The nearly 200-page section, "Sketches of Boston and Vicinity," provides a detailed geographical, historical, and economic account of the Boston area and contains numerous engraved views and plans of churches, schools, places of amusement, streets, harbors, etc. Hundreds of advertisements, many illustrated, accompany the directory. SPEAR, p.57.