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M'Elroy's Philadelphia Directory for 1842: Containing the Names


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1842. (PHILADELPHIA). McELROY, A. M'Elroy's Philadelphia Directory for 1842: Containing the Names of the Inhabitants, Their Occupations, Places of Business, and Dwelling Houses: Also, A List of the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, &c.; the City Officers, Public Institutions, and Banks, Besides Other Useful Information. Philadelphia: Orrin Rogers, 1842. [4], 348pp., plus 23,[1]pp. of advertisements printed on brown, pink, gold, and yellow stock. Original printed boards, rebacked in leather. Boards rubbed and darkened. Ex-lib. with institutional inkstamps on titlepage. Small circular label, printed "R", affixed to lower margin of titlepage. Internally quite clean. Bookplate of collector John. J. Ford, Jr., on front pastedown. Good. SPEAR p.285. Fifth edition of McElroy's Philadelphia directory. The attractive advertising section includes woodcut views of stroefronts, a fire engine, a carriage, and locomotives, as well as a full-page advertisement for Wethereill & Brothers. "Druggists, Chemists & Colour Merchants," illustrated with a detailed engraving of a laboratory.
  • Seller: George S. MacManus Company US (US)
  • Seller Inventory #: 48307
  • Title: M'Elroy's Philadelphia Directory for 1842: Containing the Names
  • Author: McELROY, A
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Date published: 1842


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