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CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 1849-1869

CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 1849-1869

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CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 1849-1869

by Baird, Joseph Armstrong, Jr

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  • Hardcover
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Large quarto (14 X 10 1/2 inches) San Francisco: David Magee, 1967. One of 475 copies printed by Robert Grabhorn & Andrew Hoyem. 171 pages printed on heavy wove paper, quarter bound brick red leather with title in gilt on the spine, patterned paper over boards, hardcover - very good condition (minor scuffing at head and tale of spine from shelf wear, not affecting contents).

Illustrated with 60 plates - full size reproductions showing examples of California Gold Rush letter sheets - one facsimile is in a pocket at the rear of the book. Also included: a selective bibliography; an index of artists, engravers, lithographers, and publishers; and a subject and title index.

A checklist and census of artists and printers who produced "... thousands of vivid pictorial records on sheets of writing paper, (that) remain the major surviving visual account of California of that era....," both during and after the California Gold Rush.

"A . . . curious blend of local enthusiasm and topical recording ... (ranging) from rough, on-the-spot 'impressions' to studied photographic realism."

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Bookseller
Caravan Book Store US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
824
Title
CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 1849-1869
Author
Baird, Joseph Armstrong, Jr
Format/Binding
Hardcover - minor scuffing at head and tale of spine from shelf wear, not affecting contents
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
One of 475 copies printed by Robert Grabhorn & Andrew Hoyem
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
David Magee
Place of Publication
San Francisco
Date Published
1967
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
California and the West; Americana; Fine Press; Limited Edition; California Gold Rush; California Printing; San Francisco; Grabhorn;

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About Caravan Book Store

For more than 65 years, we have specialized in rare and out of print books on the Western experience, satisfying a vast and varied clientele. Our focus is on early California and Los Angeles, represented by books, ephemera, paintings, and prints. Fine press, printing history, literature, gastronomy, aviation, railroads, and voyages are also available. Our store opened in downtown Los Angeles in 1954, and is now closed; but we are still available by phone, regular mail, and email. We issue occasional catalogs online.

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Quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Shelf Wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Facsimile
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