Lot 68: San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley in 1897

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Lot 68: Author: [Carrie Stevens Walter]; Title: "Hotel Vendome / Charming summer and winter resort / San Jose, California..."; Place Published: San Francisco; Publisher: H.S.Crocker; Date Published: 1897; Description: Original pictorial wrappers. 5 x 7.5", 63pp. Color lithographs of the Hotel on front cover, and of Lick Observatory on the rear. Extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings, and a map on verso of the front cover. Originally printed in 1891 and 1894, this edition apparently unlisted in WorldCat. In near fine condition. The main text, written by Mrs. Walter, founder and editor of "Santa Clara" monthly magazine, extolls the city of San Jose ("Garden City of the Pacific coast"), Lick Observatory, and Stanford University ("the most richly endowed institution of learning in the world". That's followed by a 34-page essay on the "Santa Clara Valley" by Judge [David S.] Belden, which originally appeared in Overland Monthly. Condition: Very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $100-150
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