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EXPLANATION.-In this cut we attempt to give, at one view, the outline of our whole business. The length of the building is 170 feet. Commencing with the rear of the basement, which opens on Steyenson Street, is the first floor represented pr? have the Elevator, the Artesian Well and the Steam Engine which drives the Machinery in the rooms above. Here are received all goods, and delivered all that are sold at wholesale. One side of this room contains bins of School and Subscription Books; under the Market Street sidewalk, boxes of Stereotype Plates, and on the other side, the unbound stock of our own publications. Ascending the stairs to the ground floor, the principal salesroom is entered; at the Stevenson Street end is the Educational Department, then the Wholesale Desk--although most goods at wholesale are entered and packed in the basement. About the middle of this room are the desks of Law, Bank and Official, and Retail and Library Departments. The room is filled with tables, covered with goods, and showcases and chairs. · In the rear of the floor above are the offices of the Proprietor, the Cashier and Bookkeepers, In the Market Street end the offices of the Music and Subscription Departments and Bancroft's Guide. On the third floor is the Printing and Lithographing Department. On the fourth floor the Book Bindery and Blank Book Manufactory; and on the fifth floor a Library of works relating specially to the Pacific Coast.

SPECIALTIES OF THE BUSINESS. Books; arranged and catalogued under the following classifications, viz: Miscellaneous, School,
Scientific, Medical, Law and Subscription Books. Stationery of all kinds, Paper, Envelopes, Gold, Steel and Quill Pens, Ink, Fluid, Mucilage, Pencils,
Penholders, Slates, Crayons, Copying Books, Presses, etc. Blank Book Manufacturing—a full line of shelf goods. Work of all kinds to order promptly
and in good style. Pianos, Organs, Music, etc.—'The Knabe, McCammon, Georgi, Cycloid and Upright Pianos, Prince Organs, Musical Merchandise
Sheet Music and Music Books. Law and Commercial Blanks—A full line, consisting of over 1,500 different kinds. Printing-Books, Pamphlets,
Circulars, and Mercantile work executed in the best style, promptly and at reasonable rates. Colored work a specialty. Lithographing-Maps, Bonds,
Stock Certificates, Checks, Cards, etc., in the latest styles. Engraving on Wood, Copper and Steel. Book Binding of every description.

DEPARTMENTS OF THE BUSINESS.-WHOLESALE DEPARTMENT. RETAIL AND LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. LAW
DEPARTMENT. SUBSCRIPTION DEPARTMENT. EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT. BANK AND OFFICIAL DEPARTMENT.
PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING DEPARTMENT, MUSIC DEPARTMENT. BINDING DEPARTMENT. PUBLISHING
DEPARTMENT,

A. L, Bancroft & Company,

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