U. S. MAIL OFFICIAL POSTAL GUIDE. Published by the Authority of the Postoffice Department at Washington, Under the Supervision of the Postoffice of San Francisco. 1893. San Francisco Local History, G. H. - Letter Carrier No. 56 Robinson.
U. S. MAIL OFFICIAL POSTAL GUIDE. Published by the Authority of the Postoffice Department at Washington, Under the Supervision of the Postoffice of San Francisco. 1893.
U. S. MAIL OFFICIAL POSTAL GUIDE. Published by the Authority of the Postoffice Department at Washington, Under the Supervision of the Postoffice of San Francisco. 1893.
U. S. MAIL OFFICIAL POSTAL GUIDE. Published by the Authority of the Postoffice Department at Washington, Under the Supervision of the Postoffice of San Francisco. 1893.

U. S. MAIL OFFICIAL POSTAL GUIDE. Published by the Authority of the Postoffice Department at Washington, Under the Supervision of the Postoffice of San Francisco. 1893.

San Francisco: Cooperative Printing Co., Publishers, 408 Sacramento, [1892]. 1st Edition thus. Not in Rocq, though see 12628, for one the year prior. 96 pp. Tipped-in advert leaf, printed on pink paper, after p. 4. Adverts throughout. Contains a b/w half-tone photographic image of all local post office branches. 10" x 6-1/2". Blue paper covers, printed in black & dark blue. Rear cover with advert for Lohengin beer, "The Most Popular Beer Today". Booklet now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. General wear & soiling to wrappers. "Compliments of" inscription at top of front cover, from "Letter Carrier No. 56". Last leaf with hole in center, affecting text. With a nod to the imperfect last leaf, an otherwise VG copy. Item #49428

Contains information on stations, rates, regulations, arrival times, foreign mail, lists of offices in California, Arizona, and Oregon, with the publication's stated objective being "to furnish accurate and reliable information upon all matters relating to the Postal Service. ... it is believed that a publication of this kind will recommend itself to the business community of San Francisco and the Pacific Coast, and that its usefulness and reliability will make it invaluable to all who use the mails."

Research suggests this "annual" only published for 4 years, ending with the 1894 "Souvenir" edition. All issues rare, recorded by OCLC in only a handful of copies, with this 1893 showing just 2 holdings.

As the publisher stated, an "invaluable" resource for information regarding San Francisco of the early 1890s.

Price: $575.00