Napa Valley Heyday

DILLON, Richard.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 2004. Profusely illustrated with photographs by Charles B. Turrill. Large folding, colour facsimile map of "Map of the Central Portion of Napa Valley and the Town St. Helena" compiled by M.G. King, 1881, laid in at back.
One of 450 copies. With the prospectus.
Half folio, original beige linen, oval black and white plate affixed to front cover, printed paper label on spine, pictorial endpapers. As new (out of print) Prospectus slightly silverfished.

"The Story: .. But grapevines and wineries do not tell the whole story, although, to be sure, wine had dominated the economy of Napa County ever since the Civil War. Napa Valley Heyday relates the entire story of Napa Valley's settlement up to 1900, beginning with a description of its dramatic geography and topography.. enriched with 43 photographs of Napa Valley in the 19th century by Charles B. Turrill (1854-1927), selected from the archives of The Society of California Pioneers. The images convey the region's original pastoral beauty; its architectural landmarks and celebrated stone bridges; its industries, wineries and resorts; and its waterways, stagecoaches, and early railroads. The photographs, reproduced in duotone, convey a parallel story of the Valley's gradual transformation. .." -from the Prospectus. [BCC 218].

Price: $110.00
SKU: 35523
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