Lot 115 of 627:
Second Nevada Directory 1863  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,600
$6,000 - $9,000

Second Directory of Nevada Territory; Embracing a General Directory of Residents of all the Principal Towns; Business Directory of Advertisers; Quartz Mills, Reduction Works, Toll Roads, Etc... Incorporation Acts of Virginia and Gold Hill; and all Other Information Connected with the Progress and Present Condition of the Territory

Kelly, J. Wells

Virginia [City, Nevada]

Valentine & Co.



xlii, [4], xliii-xliv, [2], viii, 486 pp. Additional ads on front and rear pastedowns. Two blank leaves at both front and rear. (8vo) 22.5x14 cm (9x5½") original printed boards with black leather spine, ruled and lettered in gilt.


Lacking one (of 2) un-numbered advertisement leaves preceding title page.

Much enlarged from Kelly's "First" directory, with about 9000 residents listed and a new section on the "Boundary Difficultly. On page 183, in the Virginia City directory, Samuel L. Clemens [Mark Twain] is listed as local editor of the "Territorial Enterprise," though interestingly, he is not mentioned in their full-page advertisement on page 218. Flake 4566; Howes K65(b); Quebedeaux 145. No copies appear in auction records since the Streeter copy in 1968 ($600).

Lot Amendments
Lacking one (of 2) un-numbered advertisement leaves preceding title page.

Binding a bit shaken, spine ends chipped, later owner's label on front endpaper; a few signatures pulled with page edges uneven; still very good.

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