Title California and Mid-Winter Fair Views [spine title].
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Good Condition
Publisher [San Francisco] [H. S. Crocker] [c.1894]
Seller ID 5246
No title page but appears to conform to "Sunset City and Sunset Scenes" which was issued bound in wrappers in 15 parts. This copy: 4to (10" x 14"); bound in black half-leather over terra-cotta cloth; spine title stamped in gilt; 226 photographic plates (14 double-page), with descriptive captions. Moderate rubbing to leather at joints and corners; half-inch split to front joint at bottom of spine; faint cup ring front cover; superficial vertical crease down middle of front and back covers; hinges cracked but holding firm; front endpapers creased; dampstain to front lower corner tip of first ten leaves, far away from image. Binding remains solid with all of the plates very well preserved.
"An elaborate series of photographic views of the Fair, held in Golden Gate Park, and of scenes of California. They were taken by Isaiah West Taber, the leading photographer on the Pacific Coast, and include pictures of individual buildings, exhibits, and scenes, with fourteen double-page panoramic views." (Howell Books, Americana)
Documentary Photo-Essay Western Americana San Francisco Fairs & Expositions