1936 Original SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, CITY DIRECTORY Residents & Businesses
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, CITY DIRECTORY 1936. "Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Street and Avenue Guide...and a Complete Classified Business Directory."
A directory of every resident and business in SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, in 1936.
Published by R. L. Polk & Co., San Francisco, California, 1936.
Original hardcovers, cloth covered boards and spine, 9x11 inches, thick, 1892 pages.
Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and page edges.
This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There are Sutro and related library ink stamps, labels, and marks on the front endpapers and here and there. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it is just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time.
FAIR CONDITION: The covers are worn, the spine covering is creased and faded and frayed at the ends, the cover corners are bumped and worn through, the edges are scraped, and the boards are rubbed; nonetheless the covers are original and still doing their job. The binding is shaky which is not unusual for this thick volume. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges have been repaired and reinforced with brown tape, there are Sutro and related library marks, stamps and labels as noted above, the first six leaves (12 pages) are heavily creased and also chipped along their edges; there are some corner creases here and there; otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Summation: POOR covers, POOR first 6 leaves, GOOD rest of the 1886 pages.
A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1936 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
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