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    [Mark Twain]. J. Price and C. S. Haley, compilers. The Buyers' Manual and Business Guide; Being a Description of the Leading Business Houses Manufactories, Inventions, etc. of the Pacific Coast, Together With Copious and Readable Selections, Chiefly From California Writers. San Francisco: Francis & Valentine, Steam Book and Job Printing Establishment, 1872.

    First edition. Octavo. 192 pages.

    Brown patterned cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the front board. Light shelf wear with minor scuffing to boards. Contents slightly toned, else remarkably nice. A very good copy.

    A perfect adjunct for the Mark Twain collector. This business directory for the San Francisco area, aside from being packed with wonderful period advertisements, is also filled with several selections written by or about Mark Twain and selections by Bret Harte and Ambrose Bierce.

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