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Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory.


Publication Date: 1810
From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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(NEW YORK CITY). LONGWORTH, David. Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory. New York: David Longworth, 1810. 404,[4]pp. 12mo. Original half calf and paper boards. Chipped at head of spine, binding heavily rubbed and edgeworn. Text tanned, some foxing. A good copy, in original condition. SPEAR, p.239. SABIN 41939 (note). A nicely preserved copy of Longworth's New York directory for 1810, with an interesting provenance. This copy bears the ownership signature on the titlepage and front free endpaper of Samuel Marvin, who has identified himself as Assistant Justice of the Seventh War Court in New York City. His office was located at 52 Lombardy Street (just a few doors away from his residence, according to his listing in the directory), and he has dated his inscription July 5, 1810. David Longworth published his popular almanac and directory from 1796 to 1817, after which point the publication was assumed by Thomas Longworth and continued into the 1840s. In the present volume, the almanac by Andrew Beers is embellished with an anatomical map of the zodiac and an excerpt from THE VILLAGE PASTOR, by D. Longworth, himself. The register that follows contains extensive lists of duties and other commercial concerns and a detailed listing of major New York institutions, including government bodies, fraternal lodges, insurance companies, banks, and hospitals. The City Directory lists 14,600 New York residents with their addresses and means of livelihood, providing a fascinating cross-section of New York in the late Federal period. An unnumbered page at the end contains an ad for the printer Edmund Blunt. Despite their popularity, few of the Longworth almanacs survive, particularly those published before 1821. Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. Spear locates five copies of this scarce New York directory. Bookseller Inventory # 8892

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Title: Longworth's American Almanac, New-York ...

Publication Date: 1810

Binding: Hardcover

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