Title:Middleton & Maning's Tasmanian Directory & Gazetteer, 1887, containing A Gazetteer of Tasmania, Alphabetical, Street, Trade & Professional, Government Official, Medical, Legal, Miscellaneous Co's & Municipal Directories.
Publisher: Sydney Alec Middleton and Francis Beresford Maning 1887
Seller ID: 14407
[title continues] Together with a vast amount of general and useful information. Second Year of Publication. 8vo. iii-xvi (advertisements), xvii-xx (Title/advert, Contents/Index to adverts) 460pp, inserted advertisement leaves on coloured paper at pp432/33 & 448/49, pp (of  advert pages); erratum slip (at Contents). This copy lacks one of the advertising leaves at the end (and see below). Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt (title and several advertisements), neatly rebacked with most of the heavily rubbed original spine laid down, extremities (bar the new spine) quite rubbed, exposing the board at the corners. Two of the advertising leaves at the front and rear have been repaired (overlaid with tissue), pp459/60 has lost its lower corner (but no loss of text); otherwise the text clean and in good condition. Contemporary owner's name on Contents page, another's (more recent) on the front paste-down. A good (repaired) copy of a scarce item. ***Ferguson 12572 (not noting the two coloured advertisement leaves). Note also that while the pagination indicates that this copy lacks an advertising leaf (ppi/ii), the index of advertisements suggests this is not so.