Best Offer make an offer! An extremely rare pre Great Chicago Fire, pre U. Civil War / antebellum era, antiquarian City of Chicago Directory from 1858.S Directory of Chicago for the year 1858 being a complete general. & business directory of the entire city, embracing the Name, Occupation and Address of Every Resident within the city boundaries; Also a Business Directory, in which every branch of business, profession. R trade is alphabetically arranged... A Street and Avenue Directory and. N Appendix exhibiting full lists of courts, banks, churches, public institutions, societies, and much other useful information. Directory includes entries of historical figures compiled by Tanner, Halpin & Co.
Publishers of the Illinois State Directory and Gazetteer. There is an even rarer partially torn, folding map. F 1858 Chicago, reinforced at seams with tape, white tape on reverse opposite the title page. Ountain ink over one block. There are 496 pages measuring about 6" x 9".Historical figures listed within include Marshall Field. Isted as'salesman', Potter Palmer (pre Palmer House), eventual Civil War General George B. McClellan, "Chief Engineer, ICRR, " (Illinois Central Railroad), Stephen Douglas "US Senator", the reaper McCormicks, and Detective Allan Pinkerton "indept police". Although early, rare Chicago directories come to market from time to time, the vast majority do not have the original map! Delicate from its age, so please handle with care!!
For conditions, review photos closely using the magnifying tool or zoom in. Scription, while detailed, is not exhaustive, as I did not go through every page.
Directory in used condition, with signs of age, use, and storage related wear. Durable hardcovers (attached by likely prior repair) show once colorful paper ads on top of dark blue leatherette-like material and are time darkened, along with nicks, rubbing, soiling and worn edges. Dark blue leatherette spine present but. Cocked with major chips and strips missing, exposing thick blank lining paper.
58 with parts of their full name and location at spine's. Outer spine hinges look cracked but covers remain connected internally if.Open book does not stand on its own without propping. The textblock, while now a light shade of tan, remains in very. Good condition--slight corner page stain on a few pages at the end--almost no foxing and if there are page rips please assume they must. E very few as with pen/pencil markings as I noticed none.
A number of bound city ad pages, some illustrated, are sprinkled throughout on. There are a handful or less of margin rubber stamps of the name of a previous private owner, but but it is not.
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