First edition. 12mo. Color pictorial wrappers, 64 pp., illustrated, advertisements. Promoting the attractions of Santa Clara County, California to the tourist and home seeker, the Hotel Vendome is located on North First Street in San Jose. It was erected in 1888, and stands four stories in height, of the Queen Anne style of architecture. It is built of the finest materials, and has the finest selection of wines, prepares fine food under the direction of one of the best chefs, and so on. A picture of the hotel is provided. Also reviewed are San Jose and environments, Mt. Hamilton and Lick Observatory, the Leland Stanford Jr. University, the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine, springs and resorts adjacent to San Jose, Monterey, Del Monte and Santa Cruz, the Santa Clara Valley, etc. There are five full-page color illustrations of Gov. Standford's private grounds, Leland Standford Jr. University, the Alameda,, the Almaden mine, and the orchard of S. H. Flickinger. The advertisements are by three railway companies, a photographer, two realtors, J. H. Flickinger's orchards, the New Almaden Vineyards, and the Celebrated Hotel Del Monte of Monterey. Interestingly Rocq 14129 calls for an 1893 issue, which our copy precedes by two years. Covers lightly soiled, small chip to bottom edge of rear cover panel, and light wear to the cover extremities, else a near fine, internally clean copy.
Inventory Number: 33918