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Early California Firehouses and Equipment [in 12 fascicles, complete] by  editor  Albert - First Edition - 1961 - from Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB and

Early California Firehouses and Equipment [in 12 fascicles, complete]

by Shumate, Albert, editor

Condition: See description

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1961. Pamphlet. Twelve folio leaves printed and folded once to make 10x8 inch rubricated quarto brochures, each featuring a period photo, image or exhibit. The face of first item in series "Columbia" is noticibly (but evenly) toned and the rest of the covers are not; slight edgewear; good to very good set. We believe that the series wound up with the offer of a slipcase for this and other sets of "Keepsakes," here lacking. The Book Club of California keepsake series. One old firehouse, at 16th St & Albion in San Francisco, is a longtime punk bar, The Kilowatt. Its rooftop forepole housing has been left alone, still picturesque and well-preserved but don't order a martini. In the mid 60s a Waller St firehouse showed silent movies ("Storm Over Asia" and "Broken Blossoms" with the Gish sisters were memorable). In the 70s it was an antiques dealership.

  • Seller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Seller: Inventory #: 231750
  • Title: Early California Firehouses and Equipment [in 12 fascicles, complete]
  • Author: Shumate, Albert, editor
  • Format/binding:Pamphlet
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: The Book Club of California
  • Place: San Francisco
  • Date published: 1961
  • Keywords: California Nineteenth century 1960S Urban history Fine Printing, Fine Press
  • Bookseller catalogs: 1960S; California; Nineteenth century; Urban history; Fine Printing, Fine Press;


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