CALIFORNIA - Leonard MEARS, compiler
Mears' Sacramento Directory, for the Years 1863-4: embracing a general business directory of residents
Sacramento: Printed by A. Badlam, 1863. 8vo. (8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches). 21-142pp, plus 26pp of preliminary ads printed on yellow, red and green paper and additional ad in the rear [complete].
Publisher's roan-backed boards, with advertisements on both covers and endpapers (worn)
An early Sacramento business directory, published in California during the Civil War.
An invaluable source of information from the period, with advertisements for a wide-range of businesses including shippers, wine merchants, surgeons, dentists and druggists, printers and bookbinders, photographers, grocers, hardware dealers and more. Besides the alphabetical directory, the work includes a brief history of Sacramento, as well as information on the state, county and city offices, local institutions, as well as post offices and stage routes. Scarce, with only five examples cited by OCLC, with only one being outside of California.