Commercial advertiser directory, for Saint Anthony and Minneapolis; to which is added a business directory, 1859-1860. H.E. Chamberlain, publisher

St. Anthony & Minneapolis: Croffut & Clark, 1859. First edition of the first directory of Minneapolis, 8vo, pp. [6], [15]-162, [2]; numerous advertisements throughout; later black cloth, with the insertion of 5 postcard photographs (one with the stamp of Edward Bromley) on the endpapers and paste-downs, a number of early pencil annotations throughout, the printed advertisements at the front and the title page have been trimmed (no loss of letterpress), ownership signatures of F.B. Cornell and Edward C. Gale; in spite of defects noted, a good, sound copy of a very scarce directory. Contains a brief historical sketch of St. Anthony and Minneapolis, numerous full-p. advertisements for various local businesses, and an alphabetical listing of the city's residents, with addresses. Spear, p. 328 giving the collation as [3], [11]-162, [3] (probably including advertisements on the original paste-downs which are not present here) and locating only 4 copies; Martin, Minnesota Imprints, 244. Item #38203

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