HAND BOOK OF CALISTOGA SPRINGS OR LITTLE GEYSERS, ITS MINERAL WATERS, CLIMATE, AMUSEMENTS, BATHS, DRIVES, SCENERY, THE CELEBRATED GREAT GEYSERS AND PETRIFIED FOREST, AND THE CLEAR LAKE COUNTRY, WITH MAP AND ILLUSTRATIONS. San Francisco: Alta California Book and Job Printing House, 1871. 24.2x16.4 cm, pp. [1-3] 4-30  [32: blank] [1-2: ads printed in red], 7 inserted plates, one folded, 1 folded map, title page printed in red and green, original flexible pebbled brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, rear cover stamped in blind. First edition. An elaborate work promoting Calistoga Springs, "The Saratoga of the Pacific," and the surrounding region, a major California tourist destination, including a nearby vineyard (pictured) supplying guests with grapes for the "grape-cure." Additionally, there is a long anonymous article, "The Great Geysers and the Drive from Calistoga," reprinted from LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE, December 1870, pages -24, and a reprint of Professor O. C. Marsh's "Notice of a Fossil Forest in the Tertiary of California," a paper published in the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND ARTS, volume 1, April 1871, pages -27. Rocq (1970) 5876. Not in Cowan (1933) or the 1948 Norris catalogue. Scattered foxing throughout, but the fine lithographed plates are clean, a very good copy. (#167383).
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