Boston Almanac MA 1888 large city map rare book advertising business directoryBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Massachusetts, Almanac, Boston, Business Directory, Period Advertising).
The Boston Almanac for the Year 1888.
Published 1888, Boston by Samson, Murdock & Co.
628 pages. Text in English.
Scarce later year for this 19th century almanac and city directory.
Oversized folding lithographed map printed on thin paper at front. Please see photos for condition- now split and in pieces.
Cloth covered boards, lovely floral embossed patterns, smooth spine, gilt title.
Book remains well preserved and very attractive on the shelf. It displays a beautiful age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
The map is printed on paper which has toned and is now extensively split into pieces along original fold lines. There appears to be no loss of printed area, so if desired it could be backed and made attractive outside the book.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 5 1/4" H x 3 1/4" W.