RECOLLECTIONS OF A NEWSPAPERMAN A Record of Life and Events in California
LEACH, Frank A.
San Francisco Samuel Levinson 1917 (10) 416 pages. First Edition. Illustrated, including author's photograph as frontispiece. No dust jacket, but in a custom slipcase by prior owner, Bay Area bibliophile Arthur R. Anderson (who was in the nice habit of making slipcases for the books he owned) whose neat bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. Octavo. Original cloth. Index. The autobiography of newspaperman Frank Leach, including his work as a typesetter for early San Francisco fine printer Edward Bosqui. Over the late 19th century Leach worked on and owned newspapers in Napa, Vallejo and Oakland, and was engaged in farming and politics, He was made Superintendent of the United States Mint in San Francisco in 1897, and was so serving at the time of the 1906 earthquake and fire, about which Mr. Leach writes in some detail. In 1907, he became Director of the Mint in Washington D.C. Some toning to the front endpapers, but a Near Fine copy, now in a custom clear mylar jacket and custom slipcase. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via USPS media mail to any United States address.
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Jacket Condition: Custom Clear Mylar
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 1754