Lot 275: Chicago City Directory for 1860 pre-fire imprint

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Lot 275: Author: N/A; Title: Smith & Du Moulin's Chicago City Directory, for the Year Ending May 1, 1860; Place Published: Chicago; Publisher: Smith & Du Moulin; Date Published: 1860; Description: [8 ad], 485, [1], 36, 8 ad pp. Many ads within, including several inserted leaves. (8vo) 22.5x14.5 cm (8¾x5¾") original printed boards, rebacked with black cloth, original spine cloth laid down.A scarce pre-fire Chicago imprint. OCLC locates five copies, only one outside of Illinois. Check list of Chicago ante-fire imprints, 1851-1871, No. 376; Spear, p.98. Condition: Boards lightly worn, lacking the rear free endpaper, hinges reinforced; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $700-1000
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