Guide to the National Executive Offices and the Capitol of the United States. Illustrated by diagram plans, designating the several executive buildings and the relative position of the different departments, their bureaus and officers' rooms, and also the committee rooms in the Capitol

Washington, (DC): P. Force, printer, 1841. First edition, expanded from the author's earlier guides to the Capitol. 12mo. 50 pp. Illustrated with seven plates. Robert Mills (1781-1855) was architect of public buildings in Washington, and designed the Washington Monument, the U.S. Patent Office, and the Department of the Treasury, among other Federal buildings. The intent of this work was to aid "every one having business with the Public Offices, or Capitol ... locating the different bureaus in the buildings, and more particularly the officers and clerks attached to those bureaus." The personnel were arranged alphabetically and offices within the plans of the buildings were numbered and diagrammed. Useful reference for early navigators of the Federal bureaucracy. Sabin 49115 (describing 1842 and later editions). Old library label on verso of front wrapper, scattered soiling, else a very good copy. Stiff cloth-backed wrappers (small hole and sticker on front wrapper). (#4305). Item #57231

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