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The San Francisco City Directory. September 1, 1850 by  Charles P Kimball - Hardcover - 1870 - from Resource Books, LLC and Biblio.com

The San Francisco City Directory. September 1, 1850

by Kimball, Charles P

Condition: Fair


San Francisco, CA: Journal of Commerce Press, 1870. Undated, ca. 1870, the scarce second edition per previous owner. Heavily worn copy in purple cloth with gilt front cover lettering, [5], 6-139 pages, including the "omitted names" section which does not include any Donahues, advertisement for Washington Baths on rear pastedown. Covers spotted and worn, front hinge internally cracked, rear hinge broken, text block shaken but with no detached pages, pages age-darkened but legible, some light foxing, modern name and address stamp on both front and rear endpapers.. Hard Cover. Fair. 24mo - 5" - 5¾" Tall.


  • Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 038178
  • Title: The San Francisco City Directory. September 1, 1850
  • Author: Kimball, Charles P
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Journal of Commerce Press
  • Place: San Francisco, CA
  • Date published: 1870
  • Keywords: WESTERN US AMERICAN HISTORY
  • Bookseller catalogs: American History and Biography;
  • Size: 24mo - 5" - 5¾" Tall

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text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book.&...[more]
shaken
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Fair
is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. (whic...[more]
Cloth
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cracked
In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate, r...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
hinge
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