San Francisco: Commercial Steam Presses: Valentine & Co., 1859. First Edition. Original boards. 8vo. ii-xxiv; 466 pp. Table of Contents; Index to Advertisments. Original black sheep gilt-lettered spine over printed boards. The front pastedown is page ii and the rear pastedown is an advertisment (unnumbered). The uncommon second Langley directory for the city of San Francisco compiled by Henry G. Langley, with numerous business advertisements. Wear and staining to boards; spine professionally restored with most of original spine; corner boards showing; else a very good copy. Item #17635
This Register contains over twenty-one thousand five hundred names - over four thousand more than are contained in the Directory for 1858, with nearly eight thousand different firms listed in the Business Directory. The Directory of Streets, Public Buildings, etc. has been carefully revised. The Appendix contains the organization of the different branches of the municipal government, and the laws regulating the same; together with a description of the different associations, and a great variety of valuable information on various subjects; exhibiting at a glance the progress and present condition of the city. (Greenwood 1148; Rocq 7988).