Boston guide book 1838 Bowen leather book pocket size maps views MassachusettsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Bowen's Picture of Boston, or The Citizen's and Stranger's Guide to the Metropolis of Massachusetts and its Environs, to Which is Affixed the Annals of Boston, Embellished with Engravings, by Abel Bowen.
3rd Edition published 1838, Boston by Otis, Broaders, and Company.
Period leather binding, spine and covers gilt ruled and lettered. Two folding engraved maps by A. Bowen on bond paper, color frontis, engraved miniature plates throughout.
Well preserved example, lightly age rubbed and scuffed, leather remains supple. Text block sound, tight, mostly clean, light spotting, couple leaves or signatures slightly protruding, nothing offensive nor severe, various small or minor age flaws.
Nice survival with pleasing age patina.
Book measures: 6 1/8" H X 3 3/4" W.