Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown)
Publisher Boulder, CO A. L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers 1883
This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. Bound in full calf. There is some light bumping, wear and fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The first free pages, 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."