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Auburn: Published by Alden & Markham, 1848 NY. Hardcover. 240p., frontis portrait of John Hancock, plain printed titlepage along with an engraved one embellished with vignette of bare-breasted lady looking seawards (foreign trade mythologized), hardbound 6.5x4.5 inch polished calf boards with red spine label gilt. A rough copy. Short lengths.....
San Francisco: Miller Freeman, 1954. Full year run for 1954, 12 monthly issues plus additional April catalog issue with contact info and ads for mining developers. Thoroughly illustrated, with profuse advertising, directed at mine operators rather than the workers. Articles on themes like "New dredging techniques recover ore in ...".....
London: The Arts Council, 1961. Paperback. 32p., Curwen presswork on glazed alkaline paperstock, illustrated with b&w exhibit photography, oversize paperpack in 11x8.5 bordered wraps staple-fastened. Cover is faintly dusty and along the spinefold there are mild discolorations (foxing? toning? we're unsure), aside from that a sound unmarked copy.
San Diego: 1915. Twelve leaves of coated alkaline paperstock printed both sides, each image on its own pale grey-green tintblock, color artists' renderings alternate with b&w captioned photography, a very professional job. Oblong softbound, 9x13.5 inch folder bound with decorative cord, cover lettering embossed and printed ingeniously (combinations of green.....
San Francisco: Research Department . San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 1937. 32p.,11x7.5 inches, tables aplenty and an artist's sepia aerial view of the peninsula, softbound in edgeworn stapled wraps with some creasing and wrinkling. No markings except light dust, sound copy, good-only.
San Francisco: The Pacific Art Company, 1904-1905. 182p., plentiful b&w vignette photoportraits of middle-aged and elder city fathers, and halfpage images of downtown buildings, first edition 11x8 inch red cloth boards titled black. A damp-damaged copy, with water-spotting and sizing-loss to front cover, all edges show minute frayed spots, textblock.....