Presentation of the Benjamin Ide Wheeler Award for 1943 to Lester W. Hink (SIGNED)
signedfirst editionOriginal boards
by Hume, Samuel J.
Berkeley: [The Gillick Press], 1944. 1st. Original boards. INSCRIBED by awardee Hink on ffep to printer Robertson. "A limited edition of 99 copies of this address/has been printed at The Gillick Press in the month of January, 1944, handset in 18 point Caslon Oldstyle by Will D. Robertson and Ben Kennedy with presswork by Charles L. Gregory and binding by Lewis W. Pettingell. This copy is Number 4.' (Colophon). 4to. 15, (ii) pp. Printed on laid paper (with John Henry Nash watermark) and bound in full vellum boards stamped and ruled in gold, gilt dentelles; housed in slipcase with brown paper covered boards. Some darking to boards; small loss of paper to bottom corner of slipcase; overall near fine. From 1929 to 1991, the Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal was presented to "Berkeley's Most Useful Citizen." Lester Hink was the proprietor of Hink's Department Store in Berkeley for most of its existence. "An informal address delivered by Samuel J. Hume, at the luncheon held at Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley, November Ninth, 1943, at which the Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal, awarded biennially in recognition of notable service to the community, was presented to Lester W. Hink." (Inventory #: 17611)
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