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Lot 6094

J Disturnell UNITED STATES REGISTER OR BLUE BOOK FOR 1862 1861 Decorative Gilt Civil War Year Beautiful Color Fold-Out Map Federal Government Statistics Census of 1860 States and Territories Southern Confederacy Tables Expenditures Army Navy Diplomatic Corps

Title: United States Register, or Blue Book, for 1862. Containing a List of All the Principal Officers of the Federal Government, United States Census of 1860, Together with Authentic Political and Statistical Information Relating to the Separate States and Territories; the Organization of the Southern Confederacy, etc., and Other Portions of the Continent of America
Author: uncredited
Editor: J. Disturnell - John Disturnell
Publisher: Charles Scribner
City: New York
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iii, 94 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and decoration on the front cover. There is a fold-out map at the beginning of the volume depicting North America in brightly hand-colored detail.

Blue book or bluebook is a term often referring to an almanac, buyer's guide or other compilation of statistics and information. The term dates back to the 15th century, when large blue velvet-covered books were used for record-keeping by the Parliament of the United Kingdom. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume displays some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing. The front hinge is cracked. Text is clear and legible through mild/moderate age toning/foxing. The original blue wrappers are bound in. There is a private library stamp on the rear flyleaf. The map exhibits age toning/foxing but is otherwise well preserved.

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Estimate $70 - $200Apr 21, 2019