Lot 136 of 455:
Handbook to California 1888  

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Pacific Bank Handbook of California


San Francisco




206, [2] pp, Illustrated from wood engravings and photographs throughout; folding map. 21x16 cm (8¼x6¼"), original pictorial wrappers.

Scarce, well-illustrated guide to California, chock full of information about the scenery, attractions, resources, towns, cities, and more. There are sections on the various California counties with appropriate wood engravings. OCLC/WorldCat lists five copies - at the California Historical Society, the University of Vermont, two at the British Library, one at Bibliotheek Universiteit van Amsterdam. Bold ownership signature of Carl Melubin of Atherton, Cal., on inside of front wrapper, along with bookplate of Thomas and Estelle Magee. 

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Spine strip perished, spine repaired; some other wear, very good.

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