The Bonanza Inn (Palace Hotel, S.F.) ~ America's First Luxury Hotel ~ 1939
Fabulous read! The story of San Francisco's Palace Hotel, which was built in 1875 and destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906. The Palace was a symbol of one of the most remarkable eras in American history. It was the largest hotel of its time and incomparably the most luxurious."Built at the time when Nevada's fabulously rich silver mines were pouring millions of dollars each month into San Francisco, it typified the color and grandiose extravagances of the whole bonanza period."
Written by Oscar Lewis & Carroll D. Hall. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1939., New York, London. First edition. 358 pages.
Wonderful hot pinkish-purple cloth hardcover with pictorial dust jacket. Edge wear to the dust jacket, now protected in a Mylar cover. Owner's book plate affixed to inside cover.