SANTA CRUZ COUNTY. A FAITHFUL REPRODUCTION IN PRINT AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF ITS CLIMATE, CAPABILITIES AND BEAUTIES. [San Francisco: Press of H. S. Crocker Company, 1896.]. 23.2x30.5 cm (oblong octavo), pp. [1-2] [1-3] 4-200, color map (frontispiece), many illustrations, original pink wrappers printed in black, blue cloth tape spine. First edition. Phil Francis is the author of "The Prologue" and probably the compiler; copyright holder is M. E. Gilbert. An elaborate promotional work intended to "convey some faint idea of this pleasant and beautiful bit of California," with a wealth of material gathered from various sources, of great value for its many photographs of the county and its inhabitants. Cowan (1964) 551. Rocq 14370. Closed tears in front cover and frontispiece map professionally repaired, pink wrappers faded to white, a very good copy. Well represented in libraries (Rocq reports 8 copies), but now scarce in commerce. (#167653).
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