Anaheim, California: Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Out West Co. Print[er], L.A., . Wraps. Octavo size, 30 pp. Poor. Item #19110502
A scarce promotional brochure published in 1905 by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce extolling the many virtures of the City. Opening with a short "History of Anaheim" the brochure quickly moves into the many advantages the city offers: the walnut and fruit groves, the stately homes, the climate, the schools, etc.
Profusely illustrated with five full-page (one page with two plates) and twenty-one in-text half-tone illustrations and one map, this slim volume provids a fascinating glimpse in Anaheim of 115 years ago, before "progress" and Walt Disney changed it forever.
Quite scarce; as of this writing there are no copies online and OCLC locates only four copies; not listed in Rocq.
___DESCRIPTION: Staple-bound with brown heavy paper wraps, black lettering on the front wrap, title page with a styled "T" inset and with all lettering surrounded by a thin ruled border, the volume opens with one of the full-page halftones captioned "Looking East on Center Street" (showing horse-drawn carriages and an unpaved street), a total of twenty-seven different plates and one "Map of Orange County California, Made By S.H. Finley, Co. Surv."; octavo size (9.25" by 6 1/8"), pagination: [1-4] 5-29 [30, map].
___CONDITION: Alas, while complete and relatively clean inside, we are grading as poor due to the condition of the wraps and binding; the front wrap has light soil, but the rear wrap shows heavy soil including an area which appears to have some old glue, the bottom half of the wrap is split in the middle and detached from the binding, the staples have rusted and most of the pages are now loose; the interior is mostly clean but shows some edgewear and light soil, especially to the first and final few pages.
___CITATION: OCLC no. 18964072.
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