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N.pl. American Relief Administration, 1923. 91p., text reproduced rectos only from typed mss and illustrated with numerous line maps showing situations. Standard 11x8.5 inch text paper is mildly acidic, stapled under a front cover sheet that bears printed banner with typed particulars. Spine panel covered in old thick kraft paper...
San Juan PR: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico / Duke University, 1995. Paperback. xviii, 193p., illustrated with numerous b&w site photos, diagrams, line maps and tables. Softbound in oblong 8x10 inch photo-decorated wraps, absolutely clean, sound and unmarked, a very good copy. Living with the shore series.
San Francisco: National Maritime Museum, San Francisco, 1984. [25p] 5.5x8.5 inches, scattered period photos in b&w, very good booklet in stapled pictorial wraps. Several years later Delgado teamed up with Stephen Haller and produced a more extensive treatment, titled similarly as "Shipwrecks at the Golden Gate"
New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913. Hardcover. First edition: 330p., plates as called for (b&w, on inserted coated stock), hardbound in brown cloth boards titled bronze. A much-read exemplar; edgeworn with a touch of fray to corner-tips, crimping to top and tail rims, spine lettering very dim though remaining legible; both.....
Pasadena CA: Tetra Tech Inc., 1979. Paperback. vii, 328p., text reproduced from keyboard-set ms, illustrated with diagrams, tables, formulae; softbound in 10x10 inch decorated wraps. Slightest edgewear with a tiny corner-tip bump, completely clean, sound and unmarked, a very good copy.
Boston: Printed by Russell and Cutler / Printed by Chester Stebbins / for the Society, 1811, 1817. Respectively 28, 24p., each a disbound pamphlet in 8.5x5 inch self-wraps describable similarly as slightly edgeworn with traces of old calf adhering along spine, both mildly foxed, good copies. The 1817 item by...
Chicago: Chicago Civil Defense Corps, 1957. standard leaf. Single sheet of paper, 11x8.5, photocopied double-sided, illustration recto and grocery list verso. Rather rumpled, with three rightangled foldlines, some streaky discoloration, and a quarter-inch hole affecting one printed letter. Precursor to the later "shelter" craze; no hinting around about atomic war...
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1961. Pamphlet. Twelve folio leaves printed and folded once to make 10x8 inch rubricated quarto brochures, each featuring a period photo, image or exhibit. The face of first item in series "Columbia" is noticibly (but evenly) toned and the rest of the covers...
Berkeley: The Bancroft Library / Heyday Books, 2006. Paperback. xvii, 331p., nice alkaline paperstock throughout with clear period photography, many such photos supplied with sepia overlay diagrams to point up what happened to these structures, a fine, sound exemplar in 10x8 inch glossy wraps. An as-new copy.