San Francisco: Cubery & Co., 1875. 32pp. plus 16pp. of advertisements. Original printed tan wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled, bit worn along edges and spine. Very clean internally. Very good. Item #WRCAM46756
A scarce, early, and interesting promotional for Monterey County, California, "published by the mayor and Common Council of Salinas City, for free distribution." The text describes not only the agricultural qualities of the fertile Salinas valley and the variety of fruits and vegetables it could produce, but also has a section on raising Angora goats, prized for their cashmere. Prices of goods at retail markets are given, as is a general sense of the cost of available lands, either in valleys or on hills. Quite useful for the area, a table gives statistics on "amount of fogginess or cloudiness." Not in the catalogue of the Norris collection, which lists several later Monterey promotional items. ROCQ 5485. COWAN, p.89.