Phoenixiana : A Collection of the Burlesques & Sketches of John Phoenix, Alias John P. Squibob, Who Was in Fact, Lieutenant George H. Derby, U.S.A.

Derby, George H.

Published by The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, California, 1937
Used Condition: Collectible-Very Good Hardcover
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"Third Series of Rare Americana, Number 5". Edition of 550 copies printed. xiv, 240 pages; illustrations; illustrated boards with tan cloth spine, paper label. George Derby (1823-1861) was an early California humorist, and served in the US Army Topographic Corps at San Diego from 1853 to 1857. To supplement his low military pay he wrote humorous articles for the San Francisco Herald, California Pioneer and the San Diego Herald. First as Squibob and later John Phoenix. In 1857 he had a brain tumor which prevented him from reading and writing. Based on the 1856 first edition with an added introduction. Very good clean copy of this fine press work. Bookseller Inventory # 14056

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Title: Phoenixiana : A Collection of the Burlesques...

Publisher: The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, California

Publication Date: 1937

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible-Very Good

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