Lot 279: Davenport Iowa City Directory 1878

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Lot 279: Author: N/A; Title: Owen's Davenport City Directory, 1878; Place Published: Davenport; Publisher: F.E. Owen; Date Published: 1878; Description: 382 pp. Many illustrated advertisements; chromolithograph ad mounted on rear endpaper. (8vo) 23x15 cm (9x6") original blue cloth stamped in gilt."Containing a complete alphabetical list of all citizens, a historical sketch of Davenport City arranged in chronological form, a commercial and statistical review; to which is added editorial notices of representative citizens, as well as a classified business directory of all mercantile and professional persons, arranged under proper headings." OCLC locates only a single copy of this directory, at the Iowa State Historical Society. Formerly in the collection of the Sutro Library, San Francisco, with several stamps, etc. Condition: Wear and soiling to cloth; a few pages darkend from previously laid in material, some foxing; good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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