THE COPPA MURALS: A Pageant of Bohemian Life in San Francisco at the Turn of the Century
(San Francisco): Book Club of California, 1952. First edition, limited to 350 copies. Original pictorial boards and cloth spine with printed lettering piece, square quarto, (10), 61 pp. Illustrated with 8 full-page plates from photographs. Publisher's prospectus and postal order blank laid in. Mild fading to covers, else about fine. Bookplate of Mills Hall, Mills College to front pastedown, No library markings. Item #23747
Coppa's was "San Francisco's most bohemian restaurant" at the end of the nineteenth century. This tribute/history of Coppa's is built around 8 photographs of the famous murals on the walls of the dining room - which was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. Printed by Adrian Wilson at the Sign of the Interplayers, San Francisco.