Boston. Phillips, Sampson, and Company. Crosby and Nichols. Copyright date: 1851.
Folding black and white map, wood engravings, viii+246+112+pp, 6 1/4 x 4 inches, cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Covers are detached, rear free endpaper loose, light dampstaining to lower outer corners of textblock, occasional scattered foxing. Folding map has 1 inch tear where it attaches to volume, overall light toning and foxing, good condition. "The present volume is not intended as a formal history of the metropolis of New England, nor as a complete index to the many public institutions for which it is so famous. Our object has been to furnish a mere outline of the early history of the city, with notices of some prominent events: adding an account of some few institutions that are particularly deserving the attention of citizens and strangers. The Appendix will be found to contain much information relating to towns in the vicinity." There is an extensive section on Cambridge, including a subsection on The University at Cambridge, "commonly called Harvard College, and frequently, though with little propriety, Harvard University:" Other sub-sections include The Medical School, Dane Law School, Theological School, Cambridge Observatory, Lawrence Scientific School, Library of the University. The folding map is titled "Map of the Vicinity of Boston. Engraved for the Boston Almanac 1849." Item #49517