San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1912 First Edition. Finely printed by Arthur and Lucia Mathews at their Philopolis Press. 61pp. Printed in red and black. Mounted frontis plus 7 mounted photographic plates. Art Nouveau floral head and tail pieces, and floral borders around title page by Lucia Mathews. Original gilt-decorated and lettered cream boards, red leather spine label. Owner's inscription on blank flyleaf, spine label lightly chipped, spine darkened, boards soiled. Overall, a very good copy, internally fine, uncut. Essays about San Francisco and its environs. The frontispiece is after a painting by Arthur F. Mathews; decorations by Lucia Mathews. The mounted photographic plates include the Farallones, Russian Hill, Prayer Book Cross and the Golden Gate. Books produced by the Philopolis Press are sought after and becoming very scarce. [Rocq: 10283].. (Inventory #: 7863)
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