Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown)
Publisher Boulder, CO A. L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers 1886
This book is in Very Good+ condition. Full calf binding. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The edges of the endpapers (both front and rear) have heavy toning. "Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832–1918) ...Bancroft attended the Doane Academy in Granville for a year, and he then became a clerk in his brother-in-law's bookstore in Buffalo, New York. In March 1852, Bancroft was provided with an inventory of books to sell and was sent to the booming California city of San Francisco to set up a west coast regional office of the firm. Bancroft was successful in building his company, entering the world of publishing in the process. He also became a serious collector of books, building a collection numbering into the tens of thousands of volumes."