Item #64379 Mercantile Directory, or Business Man's Guide. PENNSYLVANIA BUSINESS DIRECTORY.

Mercantile Directory, or Business Man's Guide.

Item #64379

[PENNSYLVANIA BUSINESS DIRECTORY]. The Mercantile Directory, or Business Man's Guide. Philadelphia, 1846. 247,[1],8,249-284pp. Small quarto. Original publisher's cloth, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Very good. In a half morocco box, very good. An important directory of businesses in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, stunningly printed in a spectrum of colored inks. The text consists entirely of display advertisements for businesses, with the first 247-page section devoted to Philadelphia and the second section of thirty-five pages covering Pittsburgh. Each has a separate title printed in gilt, with brief introductory text. The intermediate pagination is an advertisement for printer H. Evans, who claims to be a specialist in "fancy colored inks," suggesting he might be the printer of this volume. Rare; no recorded complete copy at auction since 1906, and not in Spear. SABIN 61837.

Price: $7,500.00

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