SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 1850. [Men and Memories of San Francisco]

Oakland: Biobooks, 1947. First edition thus, limited to 650 copies. Hardcover. Original brown cloth and patterned boards, 4to, pp (vii), 178. 2 inserts in pocket at rear: facsimile of the 1851 "Official Map of the City of San Francisco" and a reprint of Pauline Jacobson's circa 1912 tribute to the Bank Exchange saloon - "A Fire-Defying Landmark" Fine / fine. Item #20887

Text is a reprint of "Men and Memories of San Francisco in the Spring of '50" - originally published in 1873. Barry and Patten ran their popular Montgomery St. saloon and gaming house through San Francisco's salad days. Their memoir is called by Robert Cowan "One of the most interesting works upon old San Francisco." Edition of 650 copies printed by Johnck & Seeger, San Francisco, 1947.

Price: $60.00