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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,
DEPARTMENTS OF THE BUSINESS.-WHOLESALE DEPARTMENT. RETAIL AND LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. LAW
A. L, Bancroft & Company,