THE STRANGER'S GUIDE...Of Washington DC, by E.S. Streeter - 1850 [w/Map]


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The Stranger's Guide, or The Daguerreotype of Washington, D.C.

compiled by E.S. Streeter 

Presumed First Edition, C. Alexander, Printer, 1850.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition. 

  • Volume displays gentle commensurate aging and wear.
  • Covers are blind-tooled, and feature gilt lettering on front.
  • Both covers show moderate fading as well as some overall staining.
  • Boards display mild edgewear with moderately bumped corners.
  • Spine is notably sunned.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Back hinge is bound with a gap to leave room for the map, with endpaper secured to bound edge of textblock. Back pastedown exhibits closed tears from ends: 1.5" from foot and .75" from head. (See photos)
  • Front pastedown exhibits previous owner signature.
  • Map is in well-preserved condition, with minor edge wear and moderate toning.
    • Map displays occasional small holes as well as more pronounced toning along folds.
    • Map exhibits a 1.5" tear along one of the folds. (See photos)
  • Interior is gently age-toned with light scattered foxing. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Preface page has a 1" x 0.5" chip to lower corner. (See photos)
  • Textblock edges show expected toning and some dust.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190227

36 pages. 3.25 x 5 inches.

This little guidebook of the city of Washington, D.C.--small in size, but not in information--offers information about its laws, monuments, and pieces of history... all in very fine type contained in a book no bigger than your hand! The volume offers an overview of the capital city of the US that is at once instructive and convenient. General information includes a description of the Smithsonian Institution only four years after its founding. The map completes the general historical and geographical briefing delivered by this easy-to-handle little book.

Volume includes a full-size fold-out map against back pastedown, presenting an overall view of the city and its quarters.

 AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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