Lot 41 of 457:
Illustrated guide to San Diego 1887 with map  

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Title:
San Diego. Climate, Resources, Topography, Productions, etc. Illustrated
Author:
Gunn, Douglas Maxwell
Place:
San Diego
Publisher:
San Diego Printing Company
Date:
1887
Description:

[4] ad, 132 + [4] ad pp. With 40 full-page wood-engravings; fold-out map of San Diego County. (8vo) 24.7x16.4 cm (9¾x6½"), original printed wrappers.

Well-illustrated promotional guide to San Diego during boom times in Southern California. This copy with yellow printed label from the San Diego Chamber of Commerce affixed to lower front wrapper, stating in part "Written a few years since, and in some points not up to date... Since the book was written a number of a very substantial improvements have been made in the city, while the country has progressed rapidly..."

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Condition:
Some soiling and wear to wrappers, spine strip partially perished; stains to map, staples used in binding rusting; overall very good. Scarce.
 
Item number:
296492
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