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Rare California Bicycle atlas/guide 1898  

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The L.A.W. Road-Book of California containing measured routes and maps of the principal riding districts north, east and south from San Francisco compiled for the Northern California division of the League of American Wheelmen

Strong, George H.

[San Francisco]

[Hancock Bros. Printers]



62, [10] pp. + 10 folding lithographed maps with routes printed in red. (narrow 8vo) 20.2x10 cm (8x4"), cloth. Third Edition.

Rare, early cyclist's guide and map-book for California, with the ten maps covering the various regions of California, from the Los Angeles area north to Red Bluff, and inland to Yosemite and the Sierra. OCLC/WorldCat lists only six copies of this third edition, which follows on editions of 1893 and 1895. The maps in the third edition are smaller than in the first two editions, "so they could be more easily folded into the book and be less likely to be torn when opened in the wind." They have, however, been bound out of order in this copy. Ownership signature on first page, expense tally on rear pastedown.

Lot Amendments

Some staining and wear to covers; a few maps with edge wear and short tears; good to very good, obviously used on the road.

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