Book ID: 28881 Puget Sound Business Directory, and Guide to Washington Territory, 1872, Comprising a Correct History of Washington Territory, and a Condensed but Comprehensive Account of Her Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacturing Interests, Climatology, Mineralogy, Inhabitants, Natural Advantages and Industries, Together with a Complete and Thorough Directory of Olympia, Steilacoom. Seattle, Port Madison . . . And Every Town and Hamlet on Puget Sound. First Year of Publication. MURPHY, COMPILERS HARNED, PUBLISHERS.
Puget Sound Business Directory, and Guide to Washington Territory, 1872, Comprising a Correct History of Washington Territory, and a Condensed but Comprehensive Account of Her Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacturing Interests, Climatology, Mineralogy, Inhabitants, Natural Advantages and Industries, Together with a Complete and Thorough Directory of Olympia, Steilacoom. Seattle, Port Madison . . . And Every Town and Hamlet on Puget Sound. First Year of Publication.
Puget Sound Business Directory, and Guide to Washington Territory, 1872, Comprising a Correct History of Washington Territory, and a Condensed but Comprehensive Account of Her Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacturing Interests, Climatology, Mineralogy, Inhabitants, Natural Advantages and Industries, Together with a Complete and Thorough Directory of Olympia, Steilacoom. Seattle, Port Madison . . . And Every Town and Hamlet on Puget Sound. First Year of Publication.
Puget Sound Business Directory, and Guide to Washington Territory, 1872, Comprising a Correct History of Washington Territory, and a Condensed but Comprehensive Account of Her Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacturing Interests, Climatology, Mineralogy, Inhabitants, Natural Advantages and Industries, Together with a Complete and Thorough Directory of Olympia, Steilacoom. Seattle, Port Madison . . . And Every Town and Hamlet on Puget Sound. First Year of Publication.
Puget Sound Business Directory, and Guide to Washington Territory, 1872, Comprising a Correct History of Washington Territory, and a Condensed but Comprehensive Account of Her Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacturing Interests, Climatology, Mineralogy, Inhabitants, Natural Advantages and Industries, Together with a Complete and Thorough Directory of Olympia, Steilacoom. Seattle, Port Madison . . . And Every Town and Hamlet on Puget Sound. First Year of Publication.

The First Business Directory to Puget Sound & Washington Territory

Puget Sound Business Directory, and Guide to Washington Territory, 1872, Comprising a Correct History of Washington Territory, and a Condensed but Comprehensive Account of Her Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacturing Interests, Climatology, Mineralogy, Inhabitants, Natural Advantages and Industries, Together with a Complete and Thorough Directory of Olympia, Steilacoom. Seattle, Port Madison . . . And Every Town and Hamlet on Puget Sound. First Year of Publication.

Place and Imprint: Olympia: Murphy & Harned, (1872).
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Streeter 3258; Graff 2936; Howes M910.
Condition: Upper hinge skillfully repaired; edges a little rubbed and darkened; very good, complete copy, enclosed in a chamshell case.
Book ID: 28881

Physical Description

8vo, original black calf spine and printed light blue-green paper boards. [1]-71, [1], [116] unnumbered pages; three inserted advertisements printed in color; two title-pages; advertisements on the upper and lower boards and endpapers.

Comments

The first business directory to Puget Sound, printed in Olympia by R. H. Hewitt's Excelsior Job Printing. The directory is divided into two parts. The first contains a general sketch of Washington Territory, with descriptions of the abundance of fish, plentiful forests, beautiful but challenging geography, a guide for tourists, suggestions for immigrants, railroads, agriculture and a substantial final section (nine pages) on Washington’s Indians, who the compilers maintain “will soon be among the past.” The second part, with a slightly different title-page, contains descriptions of individuals towns, with accompanying advertisements for the local businesses, including most prominently Seattle, Olympia and Port Townsend, followed numerous small “milling towns,” after which the compilers stretch the boundaries of Puget Sound and Washington Territory to include a few other locations from Portland, Oregon to Victoria, B.C. The last complete copy found in auction records was in the Streeter sale (1968). PBA Galleries sold a defective copy (lacking the four pages, including the first title-page) in 2013.

Price: $5,000.00

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