AN ARTIST IN EL DORADO The Drawings and Letters of Daniel Wadsworth Coit
COIT, Daniel Wadsworth; COULTER, Edith M. (Editor and Author of Coit Biographical Sketch)
San Francisco The Book Club of California 1937 (xi) 31 (33/48) pages. First Edition Thus, after an Autobiography (1887), Memoir (1908) and Letters (1819-1851) of Coit. One of 325 copies printed by The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco for The Book Club of California. Hand-set Lutetia type. Blue boards with tan cloth back. Blue labels printed in gold on front cover and spine. Illustrated with eitht full-page plates of Coit drawings of San Francisco and Benicia (1849-1850) reproduced from originals in the Bancroft Library. 9" x 13 1/2". After an interesting life as a businessman, mariner and banker, Coit came to San Francisco in 1848 as an exchange banker for Howland and Aspinwall. He lived and worked on Portsmouth Square, writing these letters home to his family and sketching his surroundings with great talent, demonstrated by the plates herein. GB 276.Labels slightly rubbed; a small spot on the lower edge of the front cover, else a fine copy, now in a custom, clear mylar protective jacket. ALWAYS free shipping via media mail to any United States address.
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Jacket Condition: Custom Clear Mylar
Binding: Cloth-backed Boards
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 1601