Antiquarian Book - Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham & Havant Directory, published 1874
A very scarce Victorian directory of Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham and Havant.
Title: Butcher & Co.'s Borough of Portsmouth Directory, including Gosport, Fareham, & Havant, for 1874-75
Publisher: London: Butcher & Co., 1874
Perfectly complete and containing 331 numbered pages, with two double-page colour lithograph maps of Hampshire and Sussex, numerous interesting illustrated local trade advertisements, bound in the original blind-stamped blue cloth boards, gilt lettering to the upper cover and spine. Octavo (18.7 x 12.7 cm)
Condition: The spine professionally professionally restored and the binding with a few fairly inoffensive marks.
The book begins with 96 pages of local trade advertisements, followed by a history and description of the area, further followed by directories of prominent private residents (with addresses) and commercial institutions for Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham and Havant. Also with useful information and mail coach timetables.