Oblong Pamphlet. 6 x 8 1/2 inches. [x], (30) pp. Hand-lettered at the Turtle's Quill Scriptorium, black-and-white painted illustrations by Joyce Mary Alexander; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, shelf wear. INSCRIBED twice by Richard Dillon on front free end-paper. Very Good. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Chinese fishermen and women built Monterey into one of the largest fishing ports in California. In 1906, just after the great San Francisco Earthquake, Monterey's Chinatown on Cannery Row was destroyed in a fire. The prospering fishing camps were destroyed, leaving nothing today to mark their history and influence. This book revives this important facet of California history.
Chinatown A Legend of Old Cannery Row, California History, Chinese Immigrants, Winston Elstob