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Homes and Happiness in the Golden State of California

Homes and Happiness in the Golden State of California

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Homes and Happiness in the Golden State of California: Being a Description of the Empire State of the Pacific Coast: its Inducements to Native and Foreign-Born Emigrants; its Productiveness of Soil land its Productions; its Vast Agricultural Resources; its Healthfulness of Climate and Equability of Temperatur

by Truman, Major Ben C

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Small quarto (10 x 7 inches) San Francisco: Published by the Passenger Department of the Central Pacific Railroad Company and Leased Lines, Including the Southern Pacific Railroad and Connections, October, 1883. first two leaves are railroad ads for Central Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads [9]-63 pages [1], 20 illustrations in descriptive text, map, brown cloth binding, covers bordered top and bottom with line and decorative rules in blind, title in gilt on front cover. Very good condition, original cloth over boards.

The journalist and promotor, Truman, begins: "This illustrated volume has been prepared in the interest of two general classes - emigrants, from all sections of the civilized world, seeking for permanent homes in a healthful agricultural country, of the first part, and the people generally of California, of the second part, who are anxious to share their splendid lands and their incomparable climate with other industrial men and women of their own kind fron all quarters of the globe."

Topics include "Information Concerning Lands in California - How to Obtain Them," California Agriculturally Considered - The State of All Others for the Small Farmer," "Notes Upon the Climate and Healthfulness of California," "Health and Pleasure Resorts of California," "Advice to Emigrants."

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Bookseller
Caravan Book Store US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
688
Title
Homes and Happiness in the Golden State of California
Author
Truman, Major Ben C
Format/Binding
Cloth over boards
Book Condition
Used - Very good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Original
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Published by the Passenger Department of the Central Pacific Railroad Company and Leased Lines, Including the Southern Pacific R
Place of Publication
San Francisco
Date Published
October, 1883
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Railroad and Transportation; California and the West; Western American History; Americana; Old and Rare; Los Angeles and Southern California; Promotional; Southern California; Travel; Southern California Tourist;

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About Caravan Book Store

For more than 65 years, we have specialized in rare and out of print books on the Western experience, satisfying a vast and varied clientele. Our focus is on early California and Los Angeles, represented by books, ephemera, paintings, and prints. Fine press, printing history, literature, gastronomy, aviation, railroads, and voyages are also available. Our store opened in downtown Los Angeles in 1954, and is now closed; but we are still available by phone, regular mail, and email. We issue occasional catalogs online.

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Quarto
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Cloth
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Leaves
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Gilt
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