Publication: Published by Cardinell-Vincent Co, n d (ca 1907), San Francisco
First edition. 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" color, pictorial, oblong wrappers, n. p. [36 pp.], illustrated from photographs. Views of the city both before and after the great fire of 1906. In addition to the views of the city there are two foldout views, double in size, of San Francisco taken immediately after the great fire by Geo. R. Lawrence Co. of Chicago from a captive air ship, and a birdseye view of both Bay cities with Oakland in the foreground and San Francisco in the distance. There are two foldout views, triple in size, where one provides a photographic view of San Francisco taken immediately after the fire showing the outlying residential district that was saved from the fire, and a birdseye view of San Francisco taken before the fire. There is also a birdseye view of the burned district which shows many city blocks which were densely populated with residences and businesses before the fire. There is a full-page photograph of the razing of the old Palace Hotel. An impressive booklet and one that can be studied for hours for a more complete perspective of the tragedy. Oversized wrappers are lightly soiled. light wear to the spine ends and extremities, a small closed tear to fore-edge of front panel, and a small closed tear to the bottom edge of the rear panel, else a very good copy.
Inventory Number: 35055