BROWN'S TORONTO GENERAL DIRECTORY. 1856...

BROWN'S TORONTO GENERAL DIRECTORY. 1856...

Toronto: W.R. Brown, 1856. Title continues "...Comprising amongst other information, official governmental directory, alphabetical governmental directory, street directory, commercial directory, trades directory, city directory, and banking and insurance directory, with statistical, detail, and general information." At head of title page "Subscriber's Copy". (Price was three dollars - quite a bit at the time). Octavo, original red morocco grain cloth, spine gilt lettered, arms of Toronto in gilt on front cover, gilt advertisement for the St. Nicholas Saloon (58 King St. East), on rear cover. Yellow pastedowns with ads. Issued without free endpapers. pp (2, title leaf), [1, blank], (1, ad), (i)-lii (General Index, Preface, Introduction), (1)-331, [1, blank], i-lxxi (ads, many pictorial. many printed in reddish-orange), (1, title page for MACLEAR & CO.'S CANADIAN ALMANAC AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, FOR THE YEAR 1856, being leap year...), 2-86 (text in double columns), 87- (104), ads, many pictorial + 8 leaves of ads printed both sides in reddish-orange in main text body, extra to the pagination. Ex library, rebacked, with most of original spine cloth laid down (1 cm lacking at head, and some cloth wrinkling there, but all gilt lettering still present), spine a little darkened with light sticker shadow; covers have small black soil spots and light evidence of removed tape from inner margins; inner hinges reinforced with white cloth tape and blank leaf supplied front and rear; front pastedown has a small contemporary ink name and the nice bookplate of Joseph J. Murphy; title page has a small library rubber stamp and a small corner chip (no printing affected); page edges darkened; thin text paper lightly toned; otherwise a VG, clean, tight and unworn copy. Rare in the market.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 41987
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