For 1834 A Full Directory, For Washington City, Georgetown, and Alexandria
Washington City: E. A. Cohen & Co., 1834. Period brown leather with gilt border on front and back, Directory 1834 on spine in gilt with four bands. 4.5" x 7.25", Missing first blank end page and last two pages of advertisement, top corner of pp. 25-32 have been torn off, affecting a few words, minimal foxing, splash stain on 14 pp., previous owner name (M. S. Weller) neatly on fe. Cover scraped and rubbed, not significant, wear at corners and spine edge. Indespensible book of its time; Includes the names, residence, and occupation of the Inhabitants, alphabetically arranged as well the names and titles of government officials from President Andrew Jackson down to Clerks. Include pages of advertisements. An anthropological census of America's capitol city. This is the fourth directory which was published for the city, it is not only collectible but an excellent genealogical resource as well as profile of the growing city. Good+. Item #1253
"In representing to the public a new and enlarged Directory, the publishers are supplying a desideratum, whose utility will be acknowledged by the resident population, as well as by strangers whom business or pleasure calls to the Metropolis of the Union."