W. M. Shutes Extensive Hat, Cap and Fur Store, 173 Washington Street, Near the Head of Milk St., Boston
( n.d. (1846/47)), Boston
9 cm. 30, (2) pp. b/w ills.
Third and last catalog of this firm, and an excellent period demonstration of the uses to which all those furs and skins – the object of much of Americas maritime commerce – were put. Quite scarce. Worldcat shows only The Library Company holding a copy. Romaine p. 113 cites the 1844/45 issue. Water staining throughout, corners worn, small bit in upper corner of back wrap missing, with no loss of text. A complete copy of a rare and ephemeral catalog.