Title: James Weld Towne: Pioneer San Francisco ...
Publisher: San Francisco: Book Club of San Francisco
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
Quarto hardcover in lilac cloth boards with title in orange on spine. Acetate dust jacket. First Printing limited to 275 copies printed by Patrick Reagh. Fine in a Fine DJ/: No defects externally or internally; text itself exceptionally clean, tight and unmarked. Frontis; Decorated Title Page; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Notes; Appendices; Index. xiii; 214pp. History of San Francisco early commercial printer James Weld Towne and associates Abel Whitton and Jacob Bacon. From the author's introduction: "This study considers the development of printing and printing-related industries in San Francisco 1853 and 1868 as represented by the business activities of three men, partners in several printing and publishing companies." Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, publication facsimiles and other examples of Weld's enormous body of work(which included Hutching's Illustrated California Magazine.) Also icluded are two appendices: Periodicals and Newspapers Produced at the Excelsior Printing Office and Checklist of Towne Imprints 1853-1868. A pristine copy of this beautiful printing history. #20013. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-9659546098
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