Sketches of Leading and Representative Men of San Francisco : being original sketches of the lives of the prominent politicians, lawyers, divines, pioneers, merchants, orators, etc., etc., of San Francisco. Edited by eminent editors and authors of California ; beautifully illustrated with portraits by the finest artists in America.

By: (Shuck, Oscar T.).

Price: $400.00

Quantity: 1 available


[iv], [703]-1073 [i.e. 1075], [8] p., 4 plates of heavy card stock with 4 original albumen portrait photographs of Gen. H. A. Cobb, Wm. M. Gwin, A. P. Hotaling, Esq., and Captain R. L. Ogden. Full red calf, lettered & decorated in gilt. Spine and edges well rubbed and chaffed; joints cracked, particularly the front which appears to have undergone some repair, both somewhat tender, but hinges solid so holding well. Portrait photographs appear to be in uniformly good condition with minimal fading. "Surpressed Edition" written in pencil at top of title page; occassional margin brackets marking paragraphs and sections, also in pencil. [Cowan, p. 586; Rocq 12156.]

A continuation of and paged consecutively with: Representative and Leading Men of the Pacific, 1870, also edited by O.T. Shuck, but illustrated with steel engravings as opposed to the actual photographs found here. Also contains added material such as a eulogy of William Ralston, a speech by Gen. O. H. LaGrange, and some additional biographies. Very scarce compared to the 1870 edition.

Title: Sketches of Leading and Representative Men of San Francisco : being original sketches of the lives of the prominent politicians, lawyers, divines, pioneers, merchants, orators, etc., etc., of San Francisco. Edited by eminent editors and authors of California ; beautifully illustrated with portraits by the finest artists in America.

Author Name: (Shuck, Oscar T.).

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London & N.Y., London and New York Pub. Co.; News Companies: 1875

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fair condition

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: 6547

Keywords: Western Americana California San Francisco