PALACE HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF [cover title]. N.p., n.d. [1894?]. 18x23.5 cm, pp. [1-34] (not paginated) comprising title leaf, 16 plates with illustrations from photographs with business advertising on versos, interleaved with captions printed on tissue paper, original decorated gray green wrappers printed in black, string tied. First edition. An elaborate (and delicate) promotional brochure published around the time of the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894. At the time of its construction in 1875 the Palace Hotel with 755 guest rooms was the largest hotel in the Western United States and San Francisco's tallest building for over a decade. The hotel was destroyed by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires. A completely rebuilt new Palace Hotel opened 19 December 1909 and quickly resumed the role of its predecessor as the city's most prestigious hotel. Not in Rocq (but perhaps similar to 10878, CU-B). Several tissue leaves are loose and a bit frayed at the fore-edges, wrappers just a bit dusty, a very good copy. (#166305).
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