Portsmouth Plaza: The Cradle of San Francisco

By: Catherine Coffin Phillips (1874-1942)

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LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies. Large 8vo. 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. xiv, 464 pp. Double-page title page with hand-colored phoenix illustration, poem entitled "California" by Ina Coolbrith on page iii, 18 chapter headbands with illustrations of personalities who loom large in the text of each chapter, 88 plates, bibliography, index, errata slip tipped-in after the index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter vellum, marbled paper over boards, spine titled and decorated in gilt; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Slip case present but broken along the seams. Very Good. An informal history of San Francisco from its founding through the 1920s, extensively and entertainingly illustrated, highlighting the colorful personalities who played leading roles. "This book is a treasure-house of material for students of San Francisco History. Portsmouth Plaza was the hub of San Francisco for many long years, and little of importance happened in the early days that was not staged in or around this historic spot." O'Day. REFERENCE: O'Day, A Catalogue of Books Printed by John Henry Nash, p. 79-80.

Title: Portsmouth Plaza: The Cradle of San Francisco

Author Name: Catherine Coffin Phillips (1874-1942)

Categories: Type1218,

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Printed by John Henry Nash: 1932

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: GG818-017

Keywords: Catherine Coffin Phillips, Portsmouth Plaza The Cradle of San Francisco, John Henry Nash, Fine Printing, Limited Edition, Ina Coolbrith