NYC Great Metropolis 1848 H. Wilson city & business directory w/ advertisingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, New York, New York City, City Guide, Directory, Period Advertising).
The Great Metropolis; or Guide to New-York for 1848.
Published 1847, New York by H. Wilson.
189 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with small wood engravings, sometimes in ads. No map.
Still an interesting mid-19th century directory for the city of New York.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, light age staining and slight discoloration, yet still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is toned but mostly clean, internally well preserved, some scattered small staining or soiling, early errata slip correction to text (visible in pic), any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W.