Lot 29 of 522:
Builders manual from SF in 1891  

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Pointers for Builders, Contractors and Wood and Iron Workers

Beau de Zart, Fred W.

San Francisco

C.W. Gordon, Steam Printer



[16], [26]-207 pp. (pagination including endpapers). With woodcut advertisements including one fold-out ad for Joseph Budde's Patent Water Closets, Slop, Waste and Surface Hoppers. 21.6x15 cm (8½x6") red cloth ruled and lettered in black. First Edition.

Mechanic's manual from San Francisco with lists of architects, builders, plumbers, and dealers at work in 1891 San Francisco. Of note are the typographic advertisements for local businesses printed by the steam-powered printing press of C.W. Gordon, some with woodcut illustrations. An interesting glimpse at the men who applied the gilt to gilded age San Francisco.

Lot Amendments

Rubbing with fraying at ends of somewhat darkened spine, some soil and stains; small dampstain at fore-edge of the first few leaves; very good.

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