San Francisco & Vicinity California rare view book c.1900 nice scenery ChineseBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Americana, California, San Francisco, Street Scenes, Yosemite Valley, Architectural Views).
Views of San Francisco & Vicinity.
Published c. 1900-05, United States.
24 tipped in b&w (offset) photographic plates, cover is a fine view of Cliff House at it's peak. Text in English.
Very nice assortment of views, many of which include crowds scenes, street activity, interior views (Sutro Baths), horse-drawn vehicles, 2 relating to Chinese and China town, etc.
Illustrated oblong paper wrappers, gilt title lettering, original decorative binding cord.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, "yap-edges" with typical short edge splits, heavy paper covers, all views on heavy paper backing sheets, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, some very small minor age speckling to first few views, internally still clean, well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 9 1/4" H x 10 3/4" W.