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Auction 190, Lot 183

"A Revelation in Road Guides Hobbs Grade and Surface Guide",

Subject: California

Period: 1923 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

4.1 x 9.2 inches
10.4 x 23.4 cm
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This novel early route and travel guide by H.F. Hobbs describes the grade and road surface types between various points and locates and rates garages, hotels, and auto camps along the way. Includes “Profile and Surface Charts” and smaller maps of multiple routes between San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as a full-page map on the rear cover. Text indicates this is the sixth road guide in a series intended to cover the United States. 12 bifold pages, self-folding in pictorial wrappers. Published by the Mohawk Rubber Company. We found no past sales records or institutional examples located on OCLC.


Condition: A

Contents are clean and bright, issued folding. There is light soiling to the wrappers.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/16/2022