Stockton, CA: Record Printing Co. 1880. Hardcover. xvi, 397p., illustrated with two original 6x4 inch photographs mounted on their original rubricated cardstock, a steel engraving and several other fullpage period images. Hardbound in publisher's dark brown cloth, spine-titled gilt and ruled and paneled in blind. A generally sound copy, somewhat edge worn with card exposed along bottom margin and at corner-tips, small losses and fraying at both rims of the spine, gilt still bright, cloth overall quite sound; the pink endsheets are in good shape with a bit of toning and an ownership legend from the period (a Stockton-dweller). Frontis (one of the mounted photos) is detached, this leaves a slight gap in the hinge, no other damage is involved and the photo and mounting are unaffected. Chapter XVI, "Pioneer Buildings," ends at p.196, there follow three dim wood-engravings of public architecture, then text resumes at p.203 : other copies on the net mention a similar gap. The second original photograph like the frontispiece is on thick card and does not lie well in the textblock; here, it protrudes slightly from foredge.