New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975. B&W photos. First Edition. Cloth. Tall thick 8vo, cinnamon cloth with gold lettering on spine, illustrated with 16 pages of glossy B&W photographs, an archival quality clear plastic cover protects the pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped) depicting a pastel watercolor (?) of buildings on a street, map endpapers, 480 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #3969
a biography of San Francisco that is lively yet scholarly. In the aftermath of Spanish control, even before the U.S. began to take charge in 1846, San Francisco was a burgeoning multi-ethnic mining town en route to become a sophisticated city. By 1906, when the Great Earthquake struck, the dynamic city had become a polyglot sprawl of plutocrats, railroad magnates, artists and restaurateurs.
SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, clean, bright with excellent illustrations. No remainder markings.