Skip to main content


    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.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 945

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 August 18 Americana & Political - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $326,146