THE SOUVENIR OF SAN FRANCISCO PUBLISHED BY WAND & STARIN. San Francisco: Wand & Starin, n.d. [1890s]. 14.7x24.5 cm (oblong octavo), pp. [1-110] (not paginated), 47 illustrations from photographs, other illustrations in the text and in the ads, original decorated reddish-brown cloth, front and rear panels decorated in blind, front panel lettered and ruled in gold. First edition. A fine souvenir view book of late nineteenth-century San Francisco street scenes and business interiors with many advertisements for local merchants, some of whose establishments are illustrated herein (the interior of grocer Goldberg, Bowen & Co. is the subject of one of the illustrations). The photographs are photo-typos by Britton & Rey from negatives made by Runnels & Stateler, San Francisco's "leading photographic view artists" according to view book's title page. Businesses shown include interiors of Will & Finck (cutlery and other goods), R. A. Swain & Co. (porcelain and other goods), C. C. Hastings & Co. (clothing), Goldberg, Bowen & Co. (groceries, tea and wine merchants), and G. T. Marsh & Co. (Japanese works of art), exteriors of the offices of the Home Benefit Life Association, Lick House, Palace Hotel, Indianapolis Furniture Co., Star Mills, Wheatport, F. S. Chadbourne & Co. (a cutaway showing their furniture warerooms), a birdseye view of Monterey Hotel Del Monte and Bay of Monterey, Woodward's Gardens, Arctic Oil Works, Potrero, the Myers Link Belt Combined Harvester, and more. Rocq 12316. Cloth spotted, stained, faded and a bit warped, closed tear in the fore-edge margin of the leaf with a photograph of the interior of Goldberg, Bowen & Co.'s store, a good copy with mostly fine interior. Provenance: Small bookplate of Paul P. Parker affixed to the front paste-down. (#166995).
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