SAMPSON, John. Sampson's Yorkist's Hand-Book: Being a Pocket Guide to the principal Objects of Interest, and a Directory to the Residences of the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, &c. &c. of the City of York and its Environs, forming a Compendium of General Information alike useful to the Visitor and Resident. Illustrated with a Map and Views, and containing an Almanac, ruled Cash Accounts, and ruled blank Leaves for Memoranda. York, J. Sampson, 1852.
12mo. Original wallet binding of crushed dark green morocco, all edges gilt; pp. [iv], 48, -104, [12, ruled note paper], xxvi, [almanac], 45, illustrated advertisements, six steel-engraved views and engraved folding plan; apart from 5 leaves lacking (never bound in) in near-fine condition; obituary of a York justice of the peace pasted onto the first ruled page of note paper.
First edition, as stated in the publisher's Advertisement to the Reader and unrecorded; the only known copy. Later editions, which are all very rare, appeared under the title Sampson's Hand-Book for the City Of York.