Boston: James R, Osgood and Company, 1872.
Softcover. Very good. 5 x 3.5 inches, 64 pp, with fine folding map by Louis Prang, in original printed wrappers. Cover has some mild creasing, one small ink stain, and one closed tear; interally clean and sound. Very good. The map, credited "L. Prang," measures approximately 9.25 x 14.25 inches and is titled "Map of Boston 1872. With all the Latest Improvements. A Complete Guide to Strangers. Giving the Distances from City Hall in 1/4 mile Circles, showing distinctly the Hotels, Public Buildings, Steam and Horse Rail Roads, Ward Boundaries, & Places of Amusement." The directory lists 12 hotels, 7 places of amusement (Globe Theatre, Music Hall, Howard Athenaeum, etc.) and 13 public buildings (including Prang's Chromo House) and also indicates the locations of churches and schools. In addition to covering the standard attractions, the guide offers suggestions for excursions outside Boston, as well as five pages on the 1872 International Peace Jubilee. Two institutional holdings located in OCLC (AAS & Boston Public).