Los Angeles: Department of Public Service, 1916. First Edition. 4to. 319, [13 pp Index] pp. Black & white frontispiece portrait of William Mulholland; numerous full-page black & -white photographic illustrations, maps, tables, appendices, index, 24 folding maps, charts, and plans in a pocket inside the rear cover, including a large folding map of the "Southern Part of the State of California Showing Inset of Photograph of Los Angeles Aqueduct Relief Map". Notice of Publication tipped inside front cover. Dark green cloth with black lettering. Hinges cracked; the rear pocket for the maps & charts is in two pieces; minor wear to maps & charts; a good copy. Item #20895
With Introductory Historical Sketch; Illustrated with Maps, Drawings and Photographs. The Los Angeles Aqueduct is an engineering accomplishment of imposing significance. It is 250 miles long from Owens River to Los Angeles. Commenced in 1908, Water came through to San Fernando Reservoir November 5, 1913. Work was completed well within the time and cost estimated ($23,000,000) by the engineers.