San Francisco: Published by the author, 1905. 1st. Original wrappers. First Edition, dated October 1905. Oblong 8vo. 38,  pp. Photographic illustrations of various buildings, parks and streets around San Francisco 6 months before the 1906 earthquake. Original green wrappers with gilt lettering & ruling. A fine copy of an uncommon pre-1906 earthquake tourist guide. Not in Rocq. Guide to the attractions in and around San Francisco, well illustrated, with many advertisments for local businesses as well as sights out of the area such as Yosemite National Park, the Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, the Hotel Vendome in San Jose and cruises to Tahiti. The last two pages are titled "Where to go in and about San Francisco." Includes photographs of buildings destroyed in the earthquake such as the Palace Hotel (interior), City Hall, and the Southern Pacific Hospital (blown up in attempt to halt the fire). (Inventory #: 17590)
Western Americana, Californiana, Americana, Travel & Exploration, General Antiquarian
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