21 June 2005
[COLUMBUS, OHIO]. [SIEBERT, John, compiler]. The Columbus Business Directory, for 1843-4. Containing a Brief History of the City and Public Institutions, the Names of Householders, Heads of Families, etc. Columbus, Ohio: Samuel Medary for J.R. Armstrong, 1843.
8o (180 x 116 mm). (Some occasional pale spotting, advertisement leaves 11/1.8 and 11/2.7 trimmed at bottom with some loss of text.) Original rose cloth, printed paper title label on upper cover (some slight darkening at edges).
FIRST EDITION of the first Columbus directory. A history of the city opens the text, followed by a listing of churches, city officers, city council members, descriptions of local organizations and a list of the names of householders, heads of families and businesses, with business names provided in bold type. The lengthy section of advertisements occupies pages 157-198 and is followed by an index to the advertisers. Howes S-448; Sabin 14894; Spear p. 109; Streeter III:1381.
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