San Francisco: California Press, 1915. Very Good. First Edition. [9.25x6.25in]; 252 pp.,  index, advertisements, color frontispiece of Exposition entrance, six color illustrations of Exposition buildings and grounds, numerous other sepia images and portraits throughout; Dark blue cloth covers with gilt lettering and illustration of the new City Hall on front, all edges trimmed; Minor shelf wear to covers, edges and corners, several dark stain spots and soiling on front, small dent on top edges, corners bumped and slightly worn top and bottom of spine worn with small splits, spine darken, several spots to front end paper, prior owner pencil name and writing on end papers, text block is near fine. Item #13545
The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition was a significant turning point for the City of San Francisco only 9 years after the devastating 1906 earthquake. It was also a showcase for the importance and influence of the United States in the Pacific. The City had recovered and rebuilt in a grander scale than before the Earthquake. The prior owner wrote lyrics to the 1919 Broadway musical song, "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" on the back end paper.