The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco. Chesley Bonestell, cover artist.
The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco
The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco

San Francisco: printed and published by Wobbers, Inc., late 1930s. Signed in the plate. Single folio leaf of coated alkaline paperstock, 17x19.5 inches, folded multiple times to make an 8.5x3.75 inch upright brochure; when so folded the doublespread Bonestell image is a wraparound. Folded out, find b&w captioned photographs and diagrams, all in good order. Selling point here is Bonestell's dynamic artwork, which has a couple tiny flaws: the median foldline is minutely abraded and shows vertical white line; a dealer or owner has written "San Francisco" in red pencil in one corner; and there is an old library stamp (Pacific Grove) placed on one diptich.

A date-stamp reading "Jun 10 53" was applied to one corner of a b&w page, most likely a book-seller's notion of inventory. The 2018 documentary film on Bonestell spent much footage on his work ballyhooing the bridge while it was under construction.

Cat.No: 245293

Price: $22.00