Baptism in Oil: Stephen F. Peckham in Southern California, 1865-66

By: Gerald T. White (1913-1989)

Price: $35.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 177. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed by the Castle Press from a design by Ward Ritchie, bound by Kater-Crafts Bookbinders, title page and cover illustration by Rex Brandt, calligraphy by Judy Detrick. Tall 8vo. 11 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches. (140) pp. Half-title, title page illustration of an oil derrick, 4 illustrations, Brandt oil derrick illustration on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine, green paper over boards, front cover illustration, spine titled in gilt, plain paper dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, minor wear and toning to jacket. Includes the prospectus in its original mailing envelope. KJ319-177. Fine. "The title of this interesting study does not perhaps fully suggest its contents which consist of Peckham's reminiscences of southern California and his correspondence as a chemist and geologist during an important period in the California oil industry. [Gerald White's] biographical 'Prologue' and 'Epilogue' identify Peckham as one of the new and increasingly influential breed of specialized scientists." Harlan. Gerald T. White was a historian of US business and economic history. He earned a PhD in history from UC Berkeley in 1938 and taught at San Francisco State College and the University of California, Irvine. He wrote 6 books, including A History of the Standard Oil Company of California and its Predecessors. Rounce & Coffin Club Exhibition of Western Books. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 177.

Title: Baptism in Oil: Stephen F. Peckham in Southern California, 1865-66

Author Name: Gerald T. White (1913-1989)

Illustrator: Rex Brandt

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: KJ319-177

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