Emperor Norton Life and Experiences of a Notable Character in San Francisco 1840-1880

By: Dressler, Albert

Price: $85.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; Limited to 550 numbered copies (with 50 reserved for private distribution) , this is book # 348. Signed with a full page inscription and illustration by the author. This book is in Very Good+ condition. "Joshua Abraham Norton (February 4, 1818 – January 8, 1880) , known as Emperor Norton, was a citizen of San Francisco, California, who in 1859 proclaimed himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States". He later assumed the secondary title of "Protector of Mexico." " "He had no formal political power; nevertheless, he was treated deferentially in San Francisco, and currency issued in his name was honored in the establishments he frequented. Though some considered him insane or eccentric, citizens of San Francisco celebrated his regal presence and his proclamations, such as his order that the United States Congress be dissolved by force and his numerous decrees calling for a bridge connecting San Francisco to Oakland, and a corresponding tunnel to be built under San Francisco Bay." ; Signed by Author

Title: Emperor Norton Life and Experiences of a Notable Character in San Francisco 1840-1880

Author Name: Dressler, Albert

Categories: Californiana,

Edition: Limited Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Albert Dressler: 1927

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

signed / inscribed: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A36224

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