Brooklyn: Albertype Co., [ca. 1890?].  leaves, including folding panorama. Original pictorial wrappers. Previously string-tied, now loose. Light wear to wraps. Short tear to panorama, repaired with tape on blank verso. Very light tanning internally. Still very good. Item #1237
Scarce and attractive promotional for the town of Ventura, California, at the end of the 19th century by the Albertype Company. The work contains albertypes of photographs taken by John Calvin Brewster, active in Ventura from 1898 to 1900, according to Mautz. The images include a folding panorama of the town, several beach and agricultural scenes, street views, and shots of architectural points of interest, such as the San Buenaventura Mission. A good photographic document of this coastal California town at the dawn of the 20th century. OCLC locates only three at Yale, Columbia, and the Huntington.