San Francisco: L.P. McCarty, Publisher, 1877. Hardcover. 468p., small hardbound in 7x4.5 inch pebbled green cloth boards gilt; mild edgewear, probably from storage rather than from handling, we see signs of sophistication (tinting of abrasions) but even so a largely unhandled copy. Front hinge cracked at the copyright page which, with its verso the titlepage, was tipped onto a front blank, entire volume opens stiffly, compiler Mains plumped for least-expensive binderywork (credited to Spaulding & Barto, Book and Job Printers on Clay St., give them a wide berth). Cloth and gilt are bright, stats doubtless accurate, basically an exemplar what was thought to be important to San Franciscans in the '70s.
Preface by compiler says he was encouraged by good sales of his first such annual, this his second, it was followed by further annuals.