Publication: Baldwin, Calcutt & Co, 1889, Chicago
First edition. 12" x 9 1/4" in dark blue-green printed thick boards with title in gilt. 97 pp. Sepia-tinted frontispiece with tissue guard. 7 plates. Over 100 photographic, lithographic and woodcut text illustrations, with some color-tinted and many full-page illustrations. Maps. Excellent land promotion published the year that Washington became a state. Overview of the state of Washington followed by an overview of the city of Tacoma. The overview of Tacoma is followed by articles about and illustrations of hops, hop picking, logging and lumber with sections of the Tacoma Cedar Lumber Company and The St. Paul and Tacoma Lumber Company, Gig Harbor Lumber Company, and Link's Planing Mills; real estate, land development, and real estate agents including the Lombard Investment Company, Pinkham & Walker, E.N. Ouimette, with many illustrations and maps of Tacoma residences and homes; railroads such as the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, the Great Northern Railway, and others; growing steel industry with companies like the Standard Iron Works, shipping, banking, and much more. Illustrations include a birds-eye view of Tacoma, views of American Lake, several businesses in Tacoma, etc. Minor bumping to corners, minor chipping and outer hinges just beginning at head and foot of spine. Linen hinge repair at gutter margin of title page. Very good.
Inventory Number: 43737