first edition Bound in a Roycroft-style blue suede binding, gilt stamped lettering to front cover, by the Hicks-Judd Company. Blue felt eps
1902 · [Oakland]
by [California History]
[Oakland]: Frederick M. Husted, Publisher. Printed at the Oakland Enquirer Office, 1902. 1st edition (Rocq 719). Bound in a Roycroft-style blue suede binding, gilt stamped lettering to front cover, by the Hicks-Judd Company. Blue felt eps. A VG+ copy.. 157,  pp. 18 pages of adverts at rear, including 2 seating charts for the MacDonough Theatre. Main text printed letterpress on stiff paper stock, with t.p. & Introduction printed in red & black. Adverts done offset on thin, slick stock. 8vo. 9" x 6"
A fairly scarce work, and apparently the first to do so exclusively, that documented the social scene of the San Francisco East Bay as it was comprised during the first part of the 20th Century.. the book "comprehends, or should comprehend in concise and elegant form, all information required by ladies of Society...". [from the Introduction]. (Inventory #: 29026)