Hittell's Hand-Book of Pacific Coast Travel

By: John Shertzer Hittell (1825-1901)

Price: $450.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


THIRD EDITION. 12mo. 6 3/4 x 4 13/16 inches. 263, [1 blank] pp. 2 folding engraved maps: "Bancroft's Map of California and Nevada, 1887," and "Bancroft's Map of Washington Territory and Oregon, 1887," woodcuts throughout, tables, folding engraved "Life at Pacific Grove, Monterey California, Mid-Winter Scenes at Pacific Grove Retreat" and with engraved contemporary ads on the verso [6 panels] tipped-in opposite blank page [264]; text unmarked, fore-edge of title page a bit crumpled (as is often the case) due to the folding map, 1 1/2 inch tear where Washington and Oregon map attached. Gilt- and black-stamped green cloth; binding square and tight, light rubbing, corners bumped and this affects the top corners of the text block pages 1-48, but not the text. Copy of Roy Hill, San Francisco, with his discrete rubber stamps on the front and rear free end-papers and the versos of the folding maps. SBC219-003. Near Fine. John Shertzer Hittell's guide book for travel in the Pacific Coast States was first issued by Bancroft and Company in 1885 with the title Bancroft's Pacific Coast Guide Book, and re-appeared in 1885 and 1887. On the front cover is stamped "A Manual of Information for Health and Pleasure Seekers." This volume is a comprehensive guide to the activities, resorts, and destinations of California, what to do while there, and how to get there. John S. Hittell, California advocate, historian, and journalist, was born in Jonestown, PA and came to the Golden State in 1843. REFERENCE: Cowan and Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, p. 283 (1885 ed.).

Title: Hittell's Hand-Book of Pacific Coast Travel

Author Name: John Shertzer Hittell (1825-1901)

Categories: California History,

Edition: Third Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Bancroft Company: 1887

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SBC219-003

Keywords: John Shertzer Hittell, Hittell's Hand-Book of Pacific Coast Travel, California Tourism, California History, Bancroft Company, Maps, Western Americana, Western Travel