Hetch Hetchy: The Story of San Francisco's Struggle to Provide a Water Supply for Her Future Needs
San Francisco: Published by Ricardo J. Orozco, 1926. First Edition Limited #83 of 650 copies. Quarto; xiii, 199 pages, (2). Frontis of Mt. Lyell; chapter-heads and initials; illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, folding map. Printed on Mirecourt laid antique handmade paper in aqua paper and gray 1/2 linen spine with paper label printed in black. Publisher's prospectus (folded) laid in. Top edge gilt, gilt title and Hetch Hetchy Dam to front cover. Offsetting from news article on page 13 else a fine copy. The lengthy article reports on the history and nearing completion of Hetch Hetchy published in the San Francisco Chronicle January 5, 1934. Item #21869
"It is at once a story and a history; a book of absorbing interest and a work of reference. It covers the whole ground from the origin of San Francisco bay in prehistoric times to the latest payments by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for power generated at the Moccasin plant. It is the story of San Francisco written in terms of her water supply problems." - San Francisco Bulletin.