Hartford: Mutual Publishing Co. / San Francisco: A. Roman & Co, 1874. First edition. Hardcover. Reddish brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt, 8vo, xvi, 17-491 pp. Illustrated with 183 of Cox's humourous drawings, including frontispiece and engraved title page. Bookplate of Frederic Remington to front pastedown. Spine gilt faded, spotting to endpapers, else about very good. Good. Item #18820
The first book by the author of the famous "Brownie" books. Written in the form of a diary of the year, Cox's humorous anecdotes chronicle the characters and events of daily life in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Also ex libris collector Roger K. Larson, with his bookplate (an original design commissioned by Larsen from artist Tom Killion) to front free endpaper. Cowan page 147.