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Wright Howes: The Final Edition (of USiana)

Hartley, William E., III [Editor]

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ISBN 10: 0964090503 / ISBN 13: 9780964090507
Published by WHR Books, Pine Mountain, 1994
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New edition, revised, enlarged, and updated. One of 850 copies. Edited by William E. Hartley, III. 757pp. Blue cloth decorated in red and lettered in gilt. A very fine copy. A massive compilation, quoted extensively by antiquarian book dealers, of 11,622 American books and pamphlets. The work was originally issued in 1954. Since then, Wright Howes continued to read, research and explore new data for an updated version of his reference on Americana. He thus made literally thousands of entries in his personal copy which included corrections, updates, additions, deletions, and improved bibliographical description. Here, then, is the culmination of his efforts. Howes added approximately 125 new titles and deleted about 50. He also expanded the book descriptions, corrected typographical errors, etc. In this new edition the symbols used by Howes denoting the value of titles has been continued and updated, with some additions by the editor. This invaluable work is no longer in print and has become quite obscure. Highly recommended. Bookseller Inventory # 5021

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Title: Wright Howes: The Final Edition (of USiana)

Publisher: WHR Books, Pine Mountain

Publication Date: 1994

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Edited by William E. Hartley, III. An essential reference book of Americana and a landmark in bibliography. 757 pages. cloth.. thick 8vo..

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The Argonaut Book Shop was founded in 1941 in the middle of the financial district of San Francisco. The Argonaut was a founding member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and has been a member in good standing ever since. The Shop is now located just three blocks from Union Square in downtown San Francisco and is open six days a week. Parking facilities include ample street space and a parking garage close by. The bookstore occupies one large room open to the public. One will find antique bookcases filled with fine and rare books, mostly dealing with the history of California and the American West. One will also find fine press books and other rare subject matter. The shop also carried good books in varied subject areas including art, maritime, American civil war, books on antiques, literature, regional Americana, etc..

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