[Berkeley, California]: [Associated Students Store], . Wraps. 8vo - over 7.75” to 9.75” tall, 50 pp. Near Fine. Item #17071724
The University of California, Berkeley, founded in 1868 is renowned throughout the world; it boasts 91 Nobel laureates, 9 Wolf Prizes, 13 Fields Medals, 23 Turing Awards, 45 macArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, 14 Pulitzer Prizes, 117 Olympic gold medals, and the discovery of 16 chemical elements of the periodic table (N. B. info from Wikipedia). Books about Cal abound, but this softbound collection of 1920s photographs seems unaccountably scarce; included are photographic reproductions of Sather Gate, Sather Tower, The Greek Theatre, University Library, Stephens Union, and more. The title page introduces the book thus: "The University of California campus lies at the foot of the Berkeley hills and overlooks San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate [N.B., this was pre-Golden Gate Bridge]. Ancient oaks and winding paths enhance the beauty of the grounds from which rise the white granite buildings erected in accordance with the Hearst plan for the Greater University".
___DESCRIPTION: Blue paper wraps with gilt lettering on the covers and spine, each page includes a photograph of a part of the UC Berkeley Campus with a facing description of each image, there is a three page fold out photograph of "The Big Game from November 24th, 1923" at the end of the book; oblong octavo, approximately 8.5" tall by 11" wide, unpaginated with 25 leaves, followed by the folding illustration.
___CONDITION: Near fine with clean pages and tight binding, free of prior owner markings; some light sunning, a bit of bumping to the yapped edges (no tears), and some light foxing to the endpapers.
___CITATION: OCLC no. 19856476.
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