San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1954. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 375 copies, quarto size, 42 pp. Near Fine. Item #17100589
First edition of this collection of essays meant to chronicle the Bay Area literary renaissance at the turn of the twentieth-century, finely designed and printed by Harold Seeger and Albert Sperisen at The Black Vine Press.
With illustrations on the title page and one plate by Gelett Burgess, this is the first appearance in complete form of these sketches of literary activities in San Francisco at the turn of the last century. Per the bibliography, "the printers endeavored to follow the typographical style of "The Lark" and other fin de siecle publications, and succeeded admirably."
___DESCRIPTION: Original tan cloth with lettering in brown to upper board and in pale-green to backstrip, title-page printed in black and red with vignette illustrations, 1 full-page illustration, 4 facsimiles (one fold-out), printer's device at colophon, "The Goop" decoration printed in red at chapter headings; Caslon Old Style type, quarto size (10 1/2" by 8 1/4"), [i-iv] v-ix [10-12] 13-42 [1 colophon] pp., limited edition, one of 375 copies.
___CONDITION: A near fine copy, internally bright and free of previous owner markings, corners straight, cloth covers are clean and free of fraying or age toning; overall a fine/near fine copy.
___CITATION: BCC 200 no. 87.
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