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Seattle Directory]: McIsaac, C.H. & Co.
C.H. McISAAC & CO'S SEATTLE CITY AND KING COUNTY DIRECTORY 1885-86.VOLUME I [all published]
Portland: C.H. McIsaac & Co., 1885. 235pp. plus four advertisement leaves interspersed throughout. Original half calf and printed paper boards, gilt title and advertisements on spine. Spine creased, rubbed, and a bit chipped, partially split at spine head, minor edge wear, corners rubbed, mild rubbing and soiling to boards. Hinges repaired, rear hinge still a bit tender. Quite clean and neat internally. Overall a very good copy. A rare and early Seattle residential and commercial directory produced just a few years before Washington statehood. The contents of the directory can be summed up by the subtitle, which reads, "An alphabetically arranged list of business firms, farmers and private citizens - a classified list of all trades, professions, and pursuits - a miscellaneous directory, city and county officers, terms of court, public and private schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, secret and benevolent societies, etc., etc." In addition to the directory listings, there are advertisements printed on the boards, and peppered throughout, including a sixteen-page section before the titlepage, occasional ads in the text, a handful of pages at the conclusion, and four additional advertisement leaves. The businesses are the expected mix of Pacific Northwest products and services: photographers, hotels, liquor and wine dealers, grocers, newspapers (namely DIE TRIBUENE, "the oldest German paper in Washington Territory"), shipbuilders, furriers, stone cutters, breweries, and railroads (with a full-page route map of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway near … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]

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