San Francisco: W. C. Disturnell, Publisher, 1883 First edition. An exceptional copy, normally found in quite "used" condition. Presentation inscription (by Disturnell) at head of title page: "Editors, Morning Call. With compliments of the Publisher." 12mo. , 162, pp. Folding map, numerous advertisements, including endpapers. Blind and gilt-stamped dark green cloth. Slight rubbing to spine ends. A fine and clean copy. A comprehensive tourist guide to San Francisco. Provides an historical sketch of San Francisco and its municipal government, location of schools, the health department, the fire department and locations of apparatus and signal boxes, the police department, municipal buildings, wards and election precincts, Federal officers, the Post Office and Custom House, military posts and fortifications, lighthouses and fog signals, buildings and blocks, halls, the Sea Wall and dry docks, Consuls, banks and clearing houses, telegraph and express companies, water and gas works, churches of various denominations, Chinese missions, associations and societies, asylums, hospitals and cemeteries, libraries, private schools, newspapers, hotels, hack and cab ordinance, markets, baths, theatres, museums, public parks and squares, public gardens, race courses, private residences, manufacturing industries, the Chinese district, railroads, street railroads, ferries and river steamers, steamship lines and Atlantic steamship agencies, routes of travel from San Francisco to principal towns and Summer resorts, prominent localities (from Alcatraz Island to Visitation Valley), etc., etc. Also gives information on Alameda, Oakland, etc. The last 15 pages provides a fairly comprehensive business and hotel directory or "Purchaser's Guide" listing businesses offering everything from Apothecaries to Windmills. [Cowan: p.176; Rocq: 9168; not noted by Quebedeaux.. (Inventory #: 7917)
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