Keene New Hampshire 1907-8 Local Business & Citizen Directory lg. city plan mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Americana, New England, New Hampshire, Keene, Period Ads).
Keene City Directory for the Years 1907-8. Embracing a General Directory of the Citizens, a Full Business Directory, The National, State, County, and City Governments and an Appendix of Much Useful Information.
Published 1907, Keene, N.H. by Hampshire Art Press.
267 pages. Text in English. Large folding b&w city plan map on bond paper at front.
Abundant period advertising, often illustrated, including a single supplemental ad special sheet (bound in) on card stock with fine embossed vignette printed by the Hampshire Art Press of Keene extolling their expertise.
Lettered advertising paper covered boards. Scarce 19th century detailed directory to the city, with virtually every resident identified and located giving their occupations with their addresses, much of the advertising pictorial.
Book is well over 110 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding well rubbed and age worn, cloth chipped at ends, inner hinges reinforced with white linen tape, some ad pages loose, binding covers still sturdy but slightly shaken, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9" H x 6" W.