Lot 8 of 413:
The SF Chronicle: Its History, 1879  

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The San Francisco Chronicle and Its History. The Story of its Foundation, the Struggles of Its Early Life, Its Well-Earned Success. The New Chronicle Building, the Edifice and Machinery Described, Comments of the Press


San Francisco

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60 pp. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and 4 chromolithograph plates printed by E. Bosqui & Co, tissue guards. 8¾x5¾", recased with spine ends repaired with new endpapers, original brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. First edition.

The plates in this fascinating history are particularly interesting, with depictions of the Hoe web perfecting presses, the compositor's rooms, publication offices, etc. Bookplate of Joseph Gleason. 

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Rubbing edges, small abrasion to spine; slight chipping to frontispiece; ex-library stamps and markings; very good or better.

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