New City Pictorial Directory 1850. To Which is Added a Retrospective Review of the Past Year

Dublin: Henry Shaw, 1850.

Engraved frontispiece and decorative title page, and illustrated with many panoramic street elevations by Ashenhurst; advertisements throughout, followed by copious alphabetical listings. Unpaginated. Thick 8vo, original brown blind-stamped cloth (rubbed and with spine lettering faded, but still quite solid with inner hinges re-enforced; pages rather clean). Dublin: Henry Shaw, and Issued by the Commercial Journal and Family Herald, Dublin, 1850. First (and only) edition. A very good copy of this unusual and publication, scarce in any condition. OCLC lists only 2 copies.

A city directory with the usual lists of residents by occupation and location, but with copious invaluable drawings by Ashenhurst of the actual street facacdes, novel in design and execution."It provides a fascinating insight into Dublin life in the mid-nineteenth century. The line engravings of the city centre streets give us a unique picture of the buildings and shop fronts, exactly as they were before the major changes of the Victorian era and the savage destruction of modern times".

Illustrator: Ashenhurst
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Edition: First
Language: English

Price: $850.00

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