Providence: Printed By Providence Press Company, 1881. Item #1847
8 5/8" x 3 7/8". Stitched wrappers. Xi, 54pp. + several leaves of errata bound in. Good: front wrapper with large areas of loss and a diagonal closed tear extending to just under the word “telephone”, upper corner with remnant of old label; most of spine perished and what's left is barely hanging on; rear wrapper lacking; a few small chips to first few leaves not affecting text. Otherwise sound and complete. A fairly early telephone directory. The preliminary pages describe rates, how to use a telephone, the location of public telephones and more. The directory consists of an alphabetized list of subscribers for the Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Bristol, East Greenwich, North Attleboro, Attleboro and Warren exchanges. A few brightly colored erratum leaves list subscribers that were not available when the book went to print in late 1881. Rare: we locate one copy owned by an institution, and possibly two others who don't list which specific PTC directory they hold. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.