[Bancroft's] Hand-book Almanac for the Pacific States: An Official Register and Business Directory of the States and Territories of California, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho and Arizona; and the Colonies of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, for the Year 1864
San Francisco: H.H. Bancroft and Company, 1864.
Hardcover. Good. 4.25" x 6.5", pp 440 +  (advertisements, some printed in blue and red), with additional advertising printed on endpapers. Losses to backstrip, cloth frayed over front jont, front cover loosening and delicate, but still attached. Possibly lacking a front blank and/or additional ads at front. Otherwise sound, with minimal foxing. Third and final year of publication for this short-lived series. Includes considerable detail on each state or territory's government (listing numerous elected and appointed officials at the state and county levels), post offices, courts, justices of the peace, schools, banks, churches and ministers, etc. At the beginning is a 14-page narrative section by Alexander B. Taylor titled "Precis India Californicus," describing the "History and Present Condition of the Indian Tribes of California" which does not appear in the 1862 or 1863 editions. Sabin 3143; Field 1536.