Los Angeles: Parker Publishing Co., 1909. 390pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Spine and hinges reinforced; front hinge splitting from foot; wrappers creased, with minor chips and two closed tears at edges. Contents toned. Good. Item #1369
An unusual business directory for early 20th-century Los Angeles. The present work contains a complete list of companies and individuals their businesses, office and telephone numbers, all organized by the buildings they occupied. The listings are accompanied by photographic illustrations of the office buildings, which were specially photographed for this publication, and numerous period advertisements. The final section is an alphabetized index of all the business listings. Very scarce, we locate only one copy, at the Huntington.