THE HAND BOOK TO MONTEREY AND VICINITY: CONTAINING A BRIEF RESUMÉ OF THE HISTORY OF MONTEREY SINCE ITS DISCOVERY; A GENERAL REVIEW OF THE RESOURCES AND PRODUCTS OF MONTEREY AND THE COUNTY; DESCRIPTIVE SKETCHES OF THE TOWN, AND THE POINTS OF INTEREST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD; CARMEL MISSION AND VALLEY; PACIFIC GROVE RETREAT; POINT CYPRESS, POINT PINOS AND THE LIGHT HOUSE; SALINAS, CASTROVILLE, SAN JUAN, SAN ANTONIO MISSION, AND OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE COUNTY. A COMPLETE GUIDE BOOK, FOR TOURISTS, CAMPERS AND VISITORS. Monterey: Walton & Curtis, 1875. 12mo, pp. [1-3] 4 [5-6] 7-127 128: advertisement, 1-4 ads, 129-152: mostly advertisements], original printed wrappers, sewn. First edition. A scarce guidebook to Monterey and the surrounding region, printed by Bacon & Company, Printers, San Francisco. Prints several poems, including "Portala's Cross" by Brett Harte. Many interesting advertisements for local businesses serving tourists and settlers (real estate agents, railroads, etc.). Cowan (1933), p. 438. Howes M738. Norris Catalogue 2548 ("very rare"). Rocq 5512. Tiny chips from lower fore-edge corner tips professionally restored, some light general soiling, a very good copy. A lovely copy of one of the earliest items promoting tourist attractions in the Monterey region. Enclosed in a custom clamshell box with leather spine label. (#168201).
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