Publication: Baldwin, Calcutt & Co, 1889, Chicago
First edition. 11-3/4" x 9-1/4" pictorial blue-green linen wrappers with faded title stamped in gilt on front cover along with a faded picture of Mount Tacoma. 97 pp. plus frontispiece. 7 plates. Tissue guards. Illustrations. Maps. Advertisements. Double column text. Much information and illustrations to include climate, logging, minerals, its' rapid growth, the great Northern Pacific Railroad, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, Tacoma's wealth, the vast and magnificent forests, its' fisheries, hops and hop-picking, along with descriptions of various prominent people. Includes sections on the Tacoma Cedar Lumber Co. and The St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Co., Gig Harbor Lumber Co., and Link's Planing Mills; real estate, land development, and real estate agents including the Lombard Investment Co., Pinkham & Walker, E.N. Ouimette, with many illustrations of Tacoma residences and homes; the growing steel industry with companies like the Standard Iron Works, shipping, banking, and much more. Finely illustrated throughout by various prominent artists. Images include horses hauling logs, a view of Pacific Avenue, public buildings, various businesses, schools, churches, residences, hotels, views at and near east Tacoma, views of American Lake, railroad scenes, etc. Portraits include "The Executive Committee of the Chamber of Congress," "Representative Men of Tacoma," "Some Prominent Bankers of Tacoma," etc. Full-page map entitled "Northern Pacific Railroad And Connections." Approximately 1-1/2" split at top of spine gutter, wrinkling of text to page 50 with the majority of the text still legible, else light wear to the extremities. Excellent land promotion view of Tacoma, Washington, published the year that Washington became a state.
Inventory Number: 44777