Boston Almanac Mass 1885 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 1885.
Published 1885, Boston by Samson, Davenport & Co.
636 pages. Text in English. Pictorial wood engraved endpapers. With unique 8 pp. Illustrated color lithographed advertising on card stock at center.
Oversized folding lithographed city plan map printed on thin bond paper at front. Please see photos for condition- still very clean and fresh in appearance.
Cloth covered boards, lovely floral embossed patterns, smooth spine, gilt title. Spine gilt lightly rubbed and age dulled but still readable, front cover gilt bright. Cloth clean, nice period binding, still tight and sound.
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.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/4" H x 3 1/4" W.