Berkeley, California: Junior Class of the University of California, from the press of The H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., engraved by American Engraving Co., binding by John Kitchen Jr., Co., 1922. Hardcover. Quarto size, 704 pp. Near fine. Item #17062322
The University of California, Berkeley ("Cal") is known the world over for the level of its education and research. This yearbook, done for the graduating class of 1922, offers fascinating glimpses into the life of a student of that time through the many vintage photographs and stories on student activites. A lovely book inside and out, bound in teal suede with gilt lettering and decorations, inside tipped-in reproductions of artwork depicting scenes from California including the Golden Gate (prior to the building of the Golden Gate Bridge), Yosemite, etc.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full teal suede, gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, black imprinted decoration on the front and spine, light blue patterned end papers, University of California bookplate on the front pastedown, prior owner name and date of April 25, 1921 in a vintage hand on the front free endpaper, beautiful full-colour illustration titled "California Spirit" as the frontispiece with lettered tissue guard, small illustration on the title page, seven full-colour illustrations throughout; quarto size (10" by 8"), 704 pp.
___CONDITION: Near fine condition, the suede binding fresh and bright, as are the gilt lettering and decorations, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and other than the alumna name mentioned above entirely free of prior owner markings; a hint of sunning to the spine and a bit of rubbing to the corners, else fine - a stunning production by the yearbook staff of almost 100 years ago.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is a heavy volume and additional postage may apply; please inquire for details.
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