Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing
Publisher San Jose, CA Smith & McKay Printing Co. 1985
B&W Illustrations; First trade edition. The book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has one small tear to the top rear panel and three small tears / pricks to the front spine joint. This work was the culmination of a life's work by author Clyde Arbuckle - who was named city historian in 1945 and continued his work for more than 40 years. "Arbuckle was the son of W. J. Arbuckle, and the brother of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, a silent film star.As a young man, Arbuckle played the banjo. Arbuckle was also a road bicycle racer with the Garden City Wheelmen,San Jose residents have named a public school in his memory, and a referee at the Burbank Velodrome. In 1922 he set a national cycling speed record."