Catalog Archive
Auction 181, Lot 227

"Los Angeles and Vicinity",

Subject: Los Angeles, California

Period: 1904 (published)


Color: Black & White

10.9 x 8.2 inches
27.7 x 20.8 cm

This very unique book was intended to be a gift from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to the "national and international representatives gathered at St. Louis for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition." The book is filled with 100 outstanding black and photographs, including two folding, showing "picturesque old missions founded by the fathers; the varied mountain and ocean scenery; broad cultivated acres; orchards and vineyards burdened with rich harvests; gardens and parks of tropical luxuriance; while, last and best, are the homes of our people - builded [sic] here where, amid smiling, fruitful valleys, the snow-capped mountains meet the peaceful sea and the glorious sunshine is an ever-present inspiration." Includes a large three-panel plate entitled "Business Center of Los Angeles, 1904" (4.0 x 26.0") that is often missing. Unpaginated, oblong 8vo. Published by Out West Co., Los Angeles. Tooled suede covers with attractive art deco-style design on front.


Condition: B+

Contents are overall clean and bright but a little loose due to the string ties being partially untied at the ends. The last three pages are loose. Covers are worn with chips at the corners and spine ends.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/10/2021