Marysville, CA: Lockwood & Dawson, Publishers, 1878. 1st. Original boards. First Edition. 8vo. [i-iv, ads], [1-9], 10-50, [2, gilt & color lithographs on card stock for Marysville Appeal], 51-104, [2, ad for Heald's Business College on pale yellow paper], 105-428 pp. Original gilt-lettered black sheep over grey printed boards, advertisements on the pastedowns and throughout the text. Front hinge cracked but holding; some chipping and wear to spine leather; general wear & staining to boards; else a very good copy. 7 copies located in online institutions; 2 copies at auction in the past 30 years (Rare Book Hub). Item #17456
Including the Cities and Towns, with Historical and Statistical Sketch of Each. A New and Prominent Feature of This Directory, is the fact that Every Resident Land Owner in these Seven Counties Appears, with the Number of Acres and Post Office Address. It is Invaluable to Business Men, Merchants, Manufacturers. Professional Men and Artisans are Included in the Work, Containing Over 25,000 Names. Includes descriptions of the cities and towns. Of significance is the first appearance of Butte and Tehama counties, preceded only by G. Owens' A General Directory and Business Guide...and Henry G. Langley's Pacific coast Business Directory...Quebedeaux notes it as "Extremely rare," and describes it as "L.M. McKenney's attempt to link seven north central California counties, all rural, most agricultural, some mountainous - from Butte and Tehama in the north to Placer in the South..." - Quebedeaux 133. (Rocq 1293).