Boston Almanac Mass 1886 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 1886.
Published 1886, Boston by Samson, Murdock & Co.
630 pages. Text in English. Pictorial endpapers and extensive advertising sections.
Oversized folding lithographed map printed on thin bond paper at front. Please see photos for condition.
Cloth covered boards, lovely floral embossed patterns, smooth spine, gilt title.
Scarce year of issue.
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.
Map is very clean and fresh, but with a couple splits near fold line intersections from the opening (readily closed with no loss if desired with archival tape on reverse).
The map is printed on paper which has toned and is now extensively split along original fold lines. There appears to be no loss of printed area, so if desired it could readily 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.