Omaha. 1868. ,224pp. plus two leaves of advertisements in the text. Advertisements on pastedowns, including a photograph of Collins. Contemporary printed boards, rebacked with linen at an early date. Boards rubbed. First two leaves remargined and reinforced with tissue. Minor scattered foxing in text. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. Item #WRCAM48968
The second Omaha city directory, after the exceedingly rare first of two years earlier, containing numerous local advertisements in addition to a listing of residents and businesses. The compiler, Charles Collins, is billed as a compiler of gazetteers and directories for cities in Nebraska and Kansas, and as a publisher of "semi-annual trade circulars for cities in the west." A photograph of Collins is adhered to the center of his advertisement on the pastedown, with a credit to a local photography studio in Omaha. Fewer than ten copies noted in OCLC. HOWES C588.