[Sacramento. 1895]. 198,pp., plus folding map. Quarto. Original pictorial wrappers, cloth spine. Narrow strip measuring 1 1/2" by 4 1/2" at bottom right of front wrapper wanting. Some chipping and soiling to wrappers. Title leaf and three leaves at rear laid in. Few closed tears to map. Internally quite nice, overall good. Item #WRCAM40397
This volume, the "second edition" of 1895, was produced by the editors of the Sacramento Bee, a local newspaper that began in 1857 and remains the city's primary daily today. Most pages contain at least one photographic illustration of an aspect of Sacramento's resources or culture. These include handsome houses and municipal buildings, prominent citizens, healthy agriculture and cattle raised in the region, etc. The folding map, measuring 18" by 21", depicts the uses of soil across Sacramento. A fine document of Sacramento during its late 19th-century growth.