New Bedford: Benjamin Lindsey, October, 1845. 12, 190, 48 pp. Original printed boards with leather spine. Top of spine chipped, boards darkened, corners rubbed. The first twelve pages are printed on pink paper, comprising advertisements of local merchants, many connected with the whaling and shipping trades. Bound as issued with the Farmer's Almanack for 1846, 48 pp. A little foxing. Very Good, in a morocco-backed cloth box.
Crapo's fifth New Bedford directory, and his first since 1841. It contains everything worth knowing about New Bedford, with all the information suggested by the title. Because New Bedford was of central importance in the whaling industry, the Directory includes a wide variety of material on related business enterprises: sperm and whale oil, wharves, whalebone, oil manufactories and candle houses, and vessels engaged in the whale fishery. Born in 1804, Crapo became active in New Bedford business and civic affairs, including part ownership of a whaling vessel. He moved to Michigan in the mid-1850's and, after the War, was its Republican governor in the late 1860's.
FIRST EDITION. Spear 212 . AI 45-4605 . Sabin 52491. Not in Eberstadt, Decker. Item #20787