San Francisco: 1895. ,43-142,pp. Oblong quarto. Original stiff pictorial wrappers, cloth spine. Crease and two short closed tears to front wrapper. Occasional dust soiling. About very good. Item #492
A scarce promotional for Stockton and surrounding San Joaquin County, California, published by the local board of trade in 1895. The text is extensive, and the first part delineates the many resources and amenities available in the town and county. Much of the work is dedicated to detailed descriptions of local businesses, which include usual suspects such as real estate agents, dry goods stores, and banks, but also the local brewer, pickle maker, art supplier, incubator manufacturer, and shorthand teacher, among others. It also includes brief biographies of prominent citizens of the time. Extensively illustrated with photographic reproductions depicting local architecture, town scenes, and maps, as well as several advertisements. Six copies in OCLC -- four in California institutions, as well as at Columbia and SMU.