Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 161

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
THE SECOND BOSTON DIRECTORY (MASSACHUSETTS.) [West, John.] The Boston Directory. Folding map. 117, [2] pages. 12mo, original wrappers, backstrip worn, front wrapper dampstained; minimal wear to contents; early owner's inscription on title page. Boston: Manning & Loring, 1796

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The second directory for the city of Boston; the first was printed in 1789. Provides the names of city inhabitants and their occupations, places of business, dwelling-houses, a list of state government officials, and a 6-page "General Description of Boston." Includes entries for Governor Samuel Adams and "Revere, Paul, bell and cannon foundrey, Lynn street, house North Square." Contains a folding map of the city. Evans 31619; Sabin 6696; Spear, page 46. No copies traced at auction of either this or the 1789 first directory since 1918.