San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft, 1885. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. 8vo. iii, Part I: 118 pp; Part II: 114 pp. Color fold-out map depicting the area bounded by Stockton to Kearney streets and California to Washington streets (the area of the map north of Washington roughly torn off & missing). Publisher's plum color cloth with gilt lettering. Fading to spine and partial front cover; wear to extremities; front hinge cracked; previous owner name; tape ghosts inside front & rear borads; 2" closed tear to rfep; a very good copy. Item #18405
Covers cheap labor for California, the opium problem in San Francisco, leprosy, Chinatown in Sacramento, massacre of Chinese in Wyoming and Washington territories, the Chinese question, need of missionary work, inconsistencies of the American policy, Chinese and the Central Pacific Railroad, Chinese capitalists, and much more. The map is of San Francisco's Chinatown, identifies each building individually, and is color-coded to show "joss houses", opium dens, and places of prostitution. - PBA. "Farwell's report contains vivid and extensive descriptions of the objectionable features of these sections in San Francisco and Sacramento." - Cowan (Rocq 9337; Cowan pg. 204).