Pasadena, CA: Published by the author, 1896. 1st. Hardcover. First edition. 4to. 338 pp + 16 pp advertisements. Includes photo-illustrations of various state hotels, owners and members; advertisements at the rear. Maroon gilt decorated cloth with beveled edges; AEG; gilt lettering to spine; floral endpapers. A fine and bright copy. Item #16814
A souvenir volume produced by James for the participants in the Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association's 1896 annual meeting held in Los Angeles and tour of California. Chapters on the various state delegations; background for the trip and the trip west; Los Angele; Santa Monica; Santa Barbara; Pasadena; Riverside; San Diego; Hotel del Coronado; San Francisco; San Jose and Santa Clara Valley; Stanford University; Hotel Del Monte and much more. An invaluable period piece of Californiana. (Controversial James #18; Rocq 16952).