A Sojourn with Royalty and Other Sketches by "Old Block", Alonzo Delano, Collected and Edited by G. Ezra Dane, Foreword by Edmund G. Kinyon

By: Alonzo Delano (1806-1874)

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LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed for George Fields by the Grabhorn Press, set in Monotype Centaur type, printed on machine-made paper. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. [xiv], 96, [2] pp. Colored title page vignette of grasshoppers and acorns, 8 colored headpieces for each chapter and the Foreword, 8 brick-red initials; text clean, unmarked. Tan cloth spine, illustrated paper over boards, printed paper spine label, plain paper dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, extremities of jacket with small chips and tears. Bookplate of "Russell Fausset" on front paste-down. Very Good. Alonzo Delano published under the pen-name of "Old Block." He was an American humorist, California Gold Rush Forty-niner, and a pioneer town city father. His sketches of gold rush camp life rivaled in popularity those of Bret Harte and Mark Twain. This volume contains seven of his essays originally printed from 1860 to 1867 in various newspapers and magazines. PROVENANCE: Russell W. Fausset (1940-2013) was a native of Stockton, California, where he was a beloved teacher of history at Linden High School for nearly 30 years. REFERENCE: Heller & Magee, A Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, No. 255.

Title: A Sojourn with Royalty and Other Sketches by "Old Block", Alonzo Delano, Collected and Edited by G. Ezra Dane, Foreword by Edmund G. Kinyon

Author Name: Alonzo Delano (1806-1874)

Illustrator: Charles Lindstrom

Categories: Californiana,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, George Fields: 1936

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: MB318-041

Keywords: Alonzo Delano, Charles Lindstrom, A Sojourn with Royalty and Other Sketches by Old Block, G. Ezra Dane, Edmund G. Kinyon, George Fields, Grabhorn Press, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Californiana