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Auction 117, Lot 313

"Handbook for the Use of the Members of the American Medical Association", Anon.

Subject: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Period: 1872 (dated)


Color: Black & White

4 x 6.3 inches
10.2 x 16 cm

Great ephemeral handbook with folding maps that were given to members of the American Medical Association during their convention in Philadelphia in 1872. The hand book has cloth boards, 82 pp including eight scenic engravings of local areas, text, plus medical related advertising and information on the numerous colleges, hospitals and other attractions. The book includes two maps of Philadelphia:

1) Map of Philadelphia, a reduced version from Smedley's Complete Atlas of Philadelphia. It is a very detailed plan of the city (14.7 x 19.5").
2) Topographical Map of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, excepting Wissahickon Valley. This is an attractive map with paths in red, and a chart delineating finished drives, temporary drives, concrete walks, gravels walls and the bridle path (16 x 24").


Condition: B

Both maps generally good with folds as issued. #1 has fold toning and separation with a bit of loss in the map and #2 has a binding edge tear into the map, now repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/6/2006