San Francisco: Norman Pierce Company, 1905. pp. Small quarto. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Old vertical fold. Minor wear at edges. Scattered contemporary ink annotations. Light tanning and dust soiling. About very good. Item #1233
Scarce and well-illustrated promotional for Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona, in the first decade of the 20th century. The text presents the area as the ideal location for agriculture and settlement in Arizona, and discusses in particular detail the prospective completion of the Tonto Dam and Reservoir, which guaranteed water supply and irrigation for Phoenix and the surrounding area. The remainder of the text details the amenities and attraction of Phoenix, Tempe, and a handful of other towns in the county. Amply illustrated with photographic images of street scenes and architecture in Phoenix and agriculture in the wider region. OCLC locates four copies, at Arizona, Berkeley, Texas Tech, and SMU.