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The San Francisco Directory for the Year Commencing March, 1877, Embracing a General Directory of Residents and a Business Directory; also A Directory of Streets, Public Offices, Etc.

Langley, Henry G. (compiled by)

Published by Langley, San Francisco, 1877
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Quarto in brown boards; missing map; illus.; numerous advertisments (some color and some illus.); lxxxiv; 1084pp. Numerous advertisments; directories of streets, buildings, wharves, halls, as well as organizations & societies (benevolent, secuiry, temperance, etc), personal names & businesses (bulk of the texy block) ; 1 blue-green sepia advert. of Britton, Rey & Co. Lithographers. RARE. No copies of this, the eighteenth edition, located in WorldCat. || Early California Business Directory, 19th Century. Includes approximately forty pages of text entitled "Progress of the City" for 1876-1877, as well as several pages on meteorlogical observations and other almanac-like phenomena. A fascinating, indispensable piece of San Francisco history. Curiosuly, we find no evidence that a map was included with this particular copy. If so, it must have been very thin and expertly removed. An about good binder's copy. Apparently lacking is the "reliable map of the city" as stated on title page; cover board is detached at the spine joint; the boards are heavily worn, sunned, rubbed, bumped with fraying and boards are exposed; however the majority of the text for cover and rear boards (advertisements) is legible; spine is well worn with cracks and major chips to the ends of the spine, but all gilt text is legible; a faded "Bartlett" (previous owner) is written in marker across the top edge, otherwise edges are soiled with dust and sunned; the real stunner of this directory are the pages which have held up nicely and are bright with clean text even if a little sunned and dusty around the edges; the first few and last leaves (and a few throughout) have some brown liquid discoloration and light foxing; there are some light scribbles and writing in pencil to very few pages (ii, iii, xiv, 38-39, *220). Front board aside, the binding is tight. Bookseller Inventory # 84841

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Title: The San Francisco Directory for the Year ...

Publisher: Langley, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1877

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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