Lot 57 of 431:
Promoting Napa & Wine Industry 1887  

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Title:
The Resources of Napa County, California, illustrated and described
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Place:
Napa, California
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Published by authority of the Board of Supervisors
Date:
1887
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34, [14] pp. Illustrated with wood engravings, most full page; folding map as frontispiece. 26x17.5 cm (10¼x6¾"), original decorated wrappers. First Edition.

Scarce publication promoting the assets of Napa County, including a wine industry even then of some note, with engravings of the Inglenook Wine Cellar in Rutherford, the winery of the Napa Valley Wine Company, and several of grapes. There are bird's-eye views of Napa City and Calistoga, also the Napa Fruit Cannery, the insane asylum, houses, fruit farms, and more. The last six pages are advertisements, several with illustrations of the businesses. OCLC/WorldCat lists ten copies. Rocq 5904

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Condition:
Wrappers stained, mostly marginal staining to top portions of pages, intruding into map image; still very good overall.
 
Item number:
298256c
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