San Francisco Illustrated. Photo-Gravures
CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO)
Price: 95.00 USD
San Francisco: Cunningham, Curtiss & Welch, 1899. 27 black and white photogravures, 7 x 9 inches, (18x23cm), embossed silver decorative green cloth, extremities a little rubbed, hinges split (loose in boards), end papers chipped, neat inscription dated 1899 on title page. The first and last several sheets are splitting along the gutter edge (in the margin of the sheet, and not affecting the illustration) due to the very tight binding and thick nature of the paper, otherwise the interior is in good condition, the illustrations very clean. Fascinating turn-of-the-century, pre-Fire views of life in San Francisco, printed by the Albertype Co, Brooklyn, N.Y. There are many illustrations of the elegant buildings, and a view of a Chinese Grocery Store and the interior of a Chinese restaurant.