Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1896.
Hardcover. Good. 692 pp + ads (some chromolithograph) and approximately 50 colored maps, most double-page. A good copy in original blue cloth, with some soiling and edgewear, discoloration to head of spine, front hinge cracked. A valuable resource and snapshot of American finance at the close of the Gilded Age. Each bank in the United States and Canada is listed, with details of deposits, loans, securities, etc. Also includes lists of bank directors and more than 6000 commercial lawyers. In addition to maps of states, territories, and provinces, there are city maps of Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Chicago, Macon, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, St. Paul, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Although these directories were issued by Rand McNally on a semi-annual basis beginning in 1883, they are relatively scarce in commerce.