BOOK – THE STRANGER’S GUIDE-BOOK TO WASHINGTON CITY – 1864

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Published by William Richstein in 1864.  Hardbound, 6 ¼” x 4”, 103 pages, plus blank pages for notes, plus 31 pages of advertising. Green textured cover with gold leaf title imprint on front cover. Very good condition with strong spine. The title page has the following explanation:

“The Stranger's Guide-Book to Washington City and Everybody's Pocket Handy-Book; Containing the Most Complete Guide to Washington and Vicinity, a Family Laundry Book, a Family Expense of Receipt-Book, Salaries of Officers, Civil and Military, Interesting and Valuable Statistics, Compiled from the Last Census Report, Population of States and Territories, Population of Principal cities, Rates of Postage, Distances from Washington to Principal Cities, and Much Other Useful and Valuable Matter: Read the Table of Contents”.

This volume was no doubt much in demand with the influx of visitors and soldiers during the Civil War. A perfect glimpse into Civil War-era Washington, DC.   [jet]

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