Publication: Compiled and Published by P A Buell, 1898, Stockton
First edition. Oblong 4 15/16" x 6 3/4" black cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, n. p. (18 pp.), illustrated from photographs with verso of title page showing an image of Buell's business office in Stockton, California, and five photographic images of Buell's operation, one facsimile testimonial letter, and three charts and graphs. A 21 5/8' x 27 3/4" folding color map is tipped-in at the rear. Buell's firm founded in 1883, and in 1887 incorporated. It offered a plethora of lumber products & services, including processing from the time the tree was felled until milled & planed into usable lumber, which Buell obviously hoped would be purchased for any mining efforts in the area [e.g., one chart provides lumber measurements and a second distances from Stockton, where the mill located, to the divers mining areas]. Buell's map depicts area from Bouldin Island to Yosemite and from Amador County south to the Merced River, including railway routes, stagecoach lines, the mines themselves, flumes & county roads. OCLC lists 7 holdings, with the item somewhat uncommon in the trade, no copies ever having come to auction per RBH & ABPC. There is an unobtrusive 2" hairline split to a fold point of the map, else a very good plus copy.
Inventory Number: 40632