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    Western Americana: Pacific Coast Business Directory, 1871-1873, (San Francisco: Henry C. Langley, [1871]), octavo, 792 pages, with approximately 200 additional pages of advertisements, original board covers. This fascinating book contains the name and post office address for each merchant, manufacturer, and professional residing in the states of California, Oregon, and Nevada, the territories of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Utah, and the Colony of British Columbia. It also contains a gazetteer of the counties, towns, cities and "an exhibit of the resources of the Pacific Coast". It lists, for example, three mining engineers for the State of Nevada and over 375 retail liquor merchants. That figure pales in comparison to the 945 retail liquor merchants in San Francisco alone. The book binding has been restored with a new leather spine. Wear to the covers, else, fine.

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