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The Diary of a Forty-Niner

Canfield, Chauncey L., editor

San Francisco

Morgan Shepard Co.



[4] vii-xiii, [9], 231 pp. With frontispiece map. (8x6¼"), cloth-backed pictorial boards stamped in gilt, green and dark maroon, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Inscribed with the author's signature: "Mr. Willis Polk. Compliments of the author. Chauncey L. Canfield San Francisco, February 4th 1908". Willis Jefferson Polk was an American architect best known for his work in San Francisco, California. For ten years, he was the West Coast representative of D.H. Burnham & Company. In 1915, Polk oversaw the architectural committee for the Panama–Pacific International Exposition.An edition of 2000 copies, of which 1200 were burned in the San Francisco fire of 1906. Ownership marks on front pastedown, bookplate on front free endpaper.

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Light wear, rubbing at spine ends, edges and corners, some soiling; dampstaining to some pages at lower right corner; very good.

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