[San Francisco: 1893]. Approximately pp., unpaginated. Quarto. Contemporary limp black calf, cover gilt; spine perished, extremities worn and chipped. Contemporary ink stamps on front end leaves, light wear and soiling to first few leaves. Contemporary typed slip pasted to title page. About very good. Item #1608
The first freight tariff reference book issued for the Southern Pacific Railway, including the invaluable index section and a typed slip pasted in labeled "Key to Bible" providing several updates. This tariff "bible" provides local freight tariffs applied between points on lines of the Southern Pacific in Oregon south of Ashland, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Additionally, it offers a vital reference detailing all of the active Southern Pacific stations during the Progressive Era in the wake of the 1893 Recession, as well as economic data on the added local costs for shipping. We locate no copies in OCLC. A rare survival, designed for use and discard after updates rendered it no longer relevant.