Lot 314: Author: N/A; Title: The Southern Business Directory and General Commercial Advertiser...Vol. 1 [all published]; Place Published: Charleston; Publisher: Steam Power Press of Walker & James; Date Published: 1854; Description: 404, 171,  pp. (8vo) 21.5x13 cm (8½x5 ¼") original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.Two parts in one volume: "First Part: Containing a reference to all merchants, manufacturers, banking, insurance, railroad, steamboat, steam packet and mining companies: ...of the several counties and principal towns in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. Also some of the principal towns in the western states on the right and left banks of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Second Part: Will contain the cards and advertisements of every class of business and professional house in any of the cities of the United States and of Europe that may seek to cherish and extend their business interests with each other, and with the rich and growing south and west." Well represented in institutional collections but scarce in the trade and no copies in recent auction records. Howes C99; Sabin 10258; Spear, p.344. Previously in the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society, with their bookplate and cancelation stamp. Condition: Cloth faded and with some soiling; foxing within; very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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