Tacoma, W.T. Allen C. Mason, 1888. First Edition. Oblong 16mo, 6 x 9," pp., blue illustrated cloth with gilt and black stamped lettering, page edge stained red. Original promotional viewbook for the city of Tacoma, Washington Territory, incorporated some 13 years prior. This version published by Allen C. Mason, prominent real estate agent and loan broker in the city. Contains 24 full-page, photomechanically reproduced, tinted photographs of streetscapes, theaters, hotels, public buildings, mills, railroad stations, storefronts, landscapes, mountains, parks, colleges, schools, trains and residences, including that of Mr. Mason. Also includes promotional literature opposite each photograph.
Very good with soiling to covers with corners and edges worn. Cloth at spine chipping. Hinges a little weak otherwise clean internally with former owner's name and date of 1889 to front pastedown. More uncommon than the Nuhn and Wheeler printing, worldcat locating 7 holdings.
Smith 6585. Item #4520