THE GENEROUS MISER; The Story of James Lick of California. Rosemary LICK.
THE GENEROUS MISER; The Story of James Lick of California

THE GENEROUS MISER; The Story of James Lick of California

Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1967. First Edition. Cloth. (xvi) 95 pages. First Edition. Dust jacket. Cloth. Silver titling. Large octavo. Preface by Richard H. Dillon. Introduction by C. D. Shane. Illustrated including period photographs. Appendix..The biography of James Lick, who arrived in San Francisco a few weeks prior to the discovery of gold, and who made a fortune in the timely acquistion of real estate, in San Francisco and the Santa Clara Valley. Lick made beneficent use of his wealth, including Lick Observatory, Lick-Wilmerding School, The Old Ladies Home, The Mechanics Institute, and The California Academy of Science. Although most of Lick's records and letters were lost in the 1906 earthquake and fire, this biography, written by his great-grandniece, was drawn from family letters. A Near Fine (slight edgewear) copy, in an edgeworn, chipped, Good only dust jacket, now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address. Near Fine / Good. Item #1818

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