Take Your Bible in One Hand: The Life of William Henry Thomes, Author of A Whaleman's Adventures on Land and Sea, Lewey and I, The Bushrangers, A Gold Hunter's Adventures, etc.

By: George R. Stewart (1895-1980)

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LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies issued from The Colt Press by Jane Swinnerton, William Roth, and Jane Grabhorn. 4to. 11 x 8 1/4 inches. (6), 66, (4) pp. Red and black inks, engraved title-page vignette and other engraved vignettes in margins throughout, printer's device on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine, green paper over boards, printed paper front cover label with Colt Press device, printed paper spine label; binding square and light, boards tanned with light shelf wear, bumped corners. MM319-043. Very Good. This was the fifth publication of the Colt Press (1938-1942), one of the finest San Francisco Presses which focused on printing works relating to California. The printer's device was designed by Mallett Dean and is used here for the first time. The book's cheerful marginal vignettes accompany the tale of California sailor William Henry Thomes, a writer and publisher who first visited California in 1843 and based several of his adventure stories on the journey.

Title: Take Your Bible in One Hand: The Life of William Henry Thomes, Author of A Whaleman's Adventures on Land and Sea, Lewey and I, The Bushrangers, A Gold Hunter's Adventures, etc.

Author Name: George R. Stewart (1895-1980)

Categories: Fine Press,

Publisher: San Francisco, Colt Press: 1939

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: MM319-043

Keywords: Biography, California History, Take Your Bible in One Hand The Life of William Henry Thomes Author of A Whaleman's Adventures on Land and Sea Lewey and I The Bushrangers A Gold Hunter's Adventures, Goerge R Stewart, Grabhorn, Fine Press, The Colt Press