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BEEBE, LUCIUS AND CHARLES CLEGG. - San Francisco's Golden Era: A Picture Story of San Francisco Before the Fire.

Berkeley, California: Howell-North Books 1960. 1st Edition. Hardbound 4to (about 11.25 inches tall) 255 pages. Index. Illustrated endpapers. Description: This copy is Signed by both authors. Features 325 illustrations with four in color. The publisher's blurb reads: ''This book is based on the premise that San Francisco, blessed with wonderful climate, possessing a good harbor, and having the Comstock Lode conveniently nearby, early and easily achieved standards of elegance and cosmopolitan ways. Even today this pattern remains. The authors point out that this auriferousness really began with the gold coin placed by Sir Francis Drake in his Plate of Brass. From then on, fed by the Gold Rush and the country's westward growth, gold literally flowed into the city. Until the earthquake and fire of 1906, an era of lavishness existed which has never since been matched anywhere. Its pictorial record is the concern here of Mr. Beebe and Mr. Clegg. The credit lines reveal they had access to the best source material in their research and they have assembled a collection of over 325 rare and most enlightening illustrations and paintings.'' BINDING/CONDITION: tan cloth with black vignette and spine text; the spine is slightly slanted, otherwise a Very Good+ book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the jacket is price clipped. ISBN: 00068
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.75 | £UK 23.25 | JP¥ 3324] Booknumber: 064986

Total: USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.75 | £UK 23.25 | JP¥ 3324]

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