Lot 113 of 627:
Nevada Directory for 1868-69 Comstock  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$6,000 - $9,000

Title:
The Nevada Directory for 1868-9: Containing a Full List of the Residents, Mining and Business Men of Virginia, Gold Hill, Silver City, Carson, Washoe, Dayton, Empire City, Reno and Genoa; With a Historical Sketch of the Principal Places;...

Author:
Gillis, William R.

Place:
San Francisco

Publisher:
M.D. Carr & Co.

Date:
1868

Description:

xxviii, 308 pp. Printed on various color papers. A few of the ads with woodcut embellishments. Additional ads pasted inside front and rear covers. (8vo) 22.5x14.5 cm (9x5¾") original black leather backed printed boards. First Edition.

Exceedingly rare Comstock directory. In addition to residential and business listings, this directory includes a section of Ordinances for Virginia City, and several tables of mining statistics. The city of Reno makes its first appearance in a directory here. Very rare. Quibedeaux locates 10 copies, though OCLC WorldCat only locates 5 of these 10. Only two copies appear in auction record (2004 & 2014).


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Lightly rubbed, small corner torn away from front free endpaper, later owner's name on endpapers; near fine.


 
Item number:
277941
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