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The City and County of San Diego

The City and County of San Diego

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The City and County of San Diego: Illustrated, and Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Pioneers

by [SAN DIEGO] [T. S. Van Dyke]

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Octavo (9 X 6 inches) San Diego, California: Liberton & Taylor, 1888. First Edition. 218 pages, illustrated with photographs and engravings, presentation inscription from W. L. Prouty who, according to the Directory of San Diego City and County for 1893-94, was the Superintendent of Streets. Good condition, original limp cloth showing wear and light stains from handling.The date and title are written discreetly on the spine.

Van Dyke was a prominent journalist who wrote several books that reflect the history of the San Diego region. In this book he states, "I have been asked to sketch the history, topography, resources and progress of the city and county of San Diego, up to date." He includes agriculture, climate, outdoor amusements, and biographies in his descriptions.


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The City and County of San Diego
[SAN DIEGO] [T. S. Van Dyke]
Original limp cloth showing wear and light stains from handling.
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Liberton & Taylor
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San Diego, California
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