Directory of the Borough of West Chester, for 1857, Containing a Complete History of the Borough from its first Settlement to the Present Time, the Names of all the Inhabitants Alphabetically arranged, their Occupations, Places of Business, and Dwelling…

Handsome copy of a scarce Chester County, Pennsylvania Directory


More than just a city directory, a healthy section within, pp.4–60, devoted to the history of West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Further, numerous local advertisements, a good number illustrated and printed in a variety of fanciful font faces. The directory’s rear board has a large illustrated advertisement for the printer of the directory, Edward F. James. West Chester’s first commercial directory.


Description: Directory of the Borough of West Chester, for 1857, Containing a Complete History of the Borough from its first Settlement to the Present Time, the Names of all the Inhabitants Alphabetically arranged, their Occupations, Places of Business, and Dwelling…

West Chester: E.F. James, Book, Card & Job Printer, 1857. 160, [2 (blank)]pp. Polished gilt-lettered leather spine; printed and illustrated boards.  Numerous advertisements, a number illustrated. Mild browning and light staining to boards; a very good copy.

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Price: $250.00

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