Title The True Story Told by Photographs of the Destruction of San Francisco, Also Other California Views. a Vast Gallery of Pictures Made from Original Photographs
Book Condition Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher San Francisco 1906
Seller ID 20029
Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; [no date given] Circa 1906. Hardcover in an oblong octavo format. No publisher or place given in this rushed to press photograph accounting of one of America's worst disasters. Illustrated paper covered boards with blue cloth backstrip, unlettered. Text block is side stapled, as issued. Profuse photo illustrated documentary of the conflagration, its effects and some views of buildings and vistas before the fire. Boards are rubbed at edges and moderately surface scarred. Cloth spine is worn but sound, pulled at crown with a short tear. Binding sound but shaken in the joints and notably weak at the rear internal hinge which is lacking the endsheet. Contents complete and clean. Quite uncommon with only five copies recorded in US Library collections. Includes probably 300 or so photograph illustrations. Good plus copy.