first edition Hardcover
1857 · Cambridge MA
by [CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSSETTS]. FORD, John, publisher
Cambridge MA: John Ford at the Chronicle Office, 1857. First edition of the ninth in the series. Hardcover. 8vo. Engraved folding "Map of the City of Cambridge, Mass." after W.A. Mason, engineer and surveyor. Original blind-decorated brown cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. Provenance: Robert O. Fuller (pencil inscription on front flyleaf, he is listed on p.115). FIRST EDITION of this ninth Cambridge Directory, which opens with a calendar and then provides a complete listing of commercial, religious, governmental, and individual names, occupations, and addresses. 11-pages advertisements at front (3 on blue paper) and 19-pages advertisements at end (3 on blue paper). Including advertisements for L.H. Hales, Photographers -- "Daguerreotypes, Photographs, and Glass Pictures" -- and Harvard Block on Harvard Square. A fine copy with contemporary Cambridge provenance: R.O. Fuller, whose ownership inscription records his address at 40 Auburn St, is listred on page 115 as working at Gay, Manson & Co. at the corner of Fulton and Cross, and living at 40 Auburn near Pearl. The company is identified as a dealer in iron on p.149. Not in Sabin.
(Inventory #: 205808)