SOUVENIR OF CALIFORNIA [cover title]. C. P. Heininger, publisher.

SOUVENIR OF CALIFORNIA [cover title]. [San Francisco: Published & Copyright 1887 by C. P. Heininger], n.d. [1887]. 15.2x13 cm, single sheet with 18 panels folded accordion-style into original decorated red cloth portfolio, stamped in gold and blind. First edition. Rather crude drawings from photographs; photogravures not credited, but probably made by the Albertype Company. There is one view of Yosemite Valley and two views of the Sequoia gigantea. Heininger's yellow advertising label pasted to the inside rear cover reads: "Published by / C. P. Heininger / publisher of / view albums, historical references and guides, / of all the / principal points on the Pacific Coast. / Special designs of albums and business cards to order. / Manufacturers of / walking canes and fancy novelties / of / native woods and big tree bark. / San Francisco, Cal." Heininger published many of these view books for various cities and regions in California and Pacific Northwest in the 1880s and 1890s, some of which were reprinted into the early twentieth century. Rubber stamp of "San Diego Curiosity Store, / S. E. Cor. 5th & F Sts" on blank verso of last plate. 22 mm closed tear and abrasion to cloth along rear spine fold, a very good copy with fine interior. (#165762).

Price: $150.00

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