Lot 289: Scarce Civil War era Detroit city directory with map

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Lot 289: Author: N/A; Title: Charles F. Clark's Annual Directory of the Inhabitants, Incorporated Companies, Business Firms, etc., of the City of Detroit, for 1863-4; Place Published: Detroit; Publisher: Charles F. Clark; Date Published: 1863; Description: [iv], 8, (41)-80, (85)-308, [4] pp. Ads at front and rear, including endpapers; inserted leaf with chromolithograph ad of a blazing building for the Aetna Insurance Co.; folding mapThe large folding map, 43x53 cm (17x21") is from an 1862 plan drawn by Eugene Robinson. A scarce Civil War era directory. OCLC locates only 2 copies of this directory, New York Historical Society and the Library of Michigan. Formerly in the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society, with their bookplate and cancelation stamp. Condition: Spine ends chipped, some wear; previous owner's name; short tear to map; very 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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