Supervisors (1888) A Description of Lake County, CA. – Rare Land Promotional Pamphlet


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Board of Supervisors. A Description of Lake County, California, Showing Its Advantages as a Place of Residence (Clear Lake Press: Lakeport, CA, 1888)

Land Promotional Pamphlet

Octavo (6×9 inches). 80 pages, including 20 pages of local ads. Wraps, front cover being a chromolithograph, rear cover in black & white. 7 illus., 1 folded map. Unfolded map measures 17 x 11.5 inches.

Condition: Good only. Stained along spine as can be  seen in photos which does not go through the entire brochure. Tear to front cover from bottom along spine, 1/3 up and then 2/3 across front cover. 1/4″ x 1/2″ chip out of top edge of front cover.

Stamped with “Glenwood Ranch/Lakeport P. O. California” on cover

A rare land promotional brochure for Lake County, the third issued. Since it was issued in wraps, it did not have a large survival rate. Issued the same year that Lillie Langtry purchased 4,200 acres in Lake County, where she started a winery and raised horses. Perhaps this brochure helped her decision to purchase her ranch.