Auction 150, Lot 248

"The Boston Almanac for the Year 1857. Number XXII",

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1857 (dated)


Color: Black & White

3.3 x 5.5 inches
8.4 x 14 cm

This is a terrific example of the pocket edition of the 1857 Almanac. Bound in at front is the New Map of Boston Comprising the Whole City, with the New Boundaries of the Wards (10.6 x 9.6") with a large inset, "Plan of East Boston." The map is very finely engraved, likely on steel, and has a reference locating 24 important places. The 216 pages are supplemented with countless advertisements (many illustrated), vignettes and full-page engravings. The memoranda pages beside each month have many notations in period ink. Bound in brown cloth boards with gilt title on spine.


Condition: A

Map and text are near fine with attractive even toning. Hinges are starting and there are a few tiny chips to the spine.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/17/2014