Lot 299: Author: N/A; Title: The New-England Mercantile Union Business Directory, Six Parts in One. Containing a New Map of New-England, an Almanac for 1849, a Memorandum for Every Day in the Year, and a Business Directory for New-England; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Pratt & Co.; Date Published: 1849; Description: 324, 9 pp. Seven maps, one folding. (8vo) 22.5x13.5 cm (8¾x5 ¼") original blindstamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. "Showing the Name, Location, and Business, of Mercantile Firms, Manufacturing Establishments, Professional Men, Artists, Corporations, Banking, Moneyed, and Literary Institutions, Courts, Public Offices, and All the Various Miscellaneous Departments Which Contribute to the Business Wealth, Prosperity, and Happiness of New-England. To Which Is Appended, a Short Advertising Register, and a Business Directory of Many of the Principal Mercantile Houses and Manufacturing Establishments of New-York." Spear, p.216; Sabin 52704. Formerly in the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society, with their bookplate and cancelation stamp. Condition: Spine ends chipped, front joint split; very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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