Andrew Smith Hallidie: Originator of Cable Railway Transportation.

By: Edgar Myron Kahn (1904-1970).

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LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies of this reprint of an article that first appeared in the California Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. XIX, No. 2, June, 1940, designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy. 8vo. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. [ii], (14) pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Hallidie from a painting in the Mechanics Institute, San Francisco, by Hattie Foster Beecher, title-page within a brick-red typographic border and with a vignette of the cable-cars also in red, title page vignette and larger tailpiece of street scene in San Francisco by William Wilke; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial wrappers with rule and street-car vignette in brick red ink, stapled; binding square and tight, covers soiled and toned, yapp edges worn. INSCRIBED by the author to John J. Newbegin on the colophon. Very Good. Edgar Kahn's "Cable Car Days in San Francisco" (Stanford University Press, 1940) was the most successful book published about San Francisco's cable cars. PROVENANCE: John J. Newbegin, Jr. was the son of San Francisco bookseller John J. Newbegin (1852-1920); the son took over the business after his father's death. In 1936, John Junior turned the day-to-day management of the shop to John Scoapzzi, who ran the shop for the next thirty years. The Newbegin Shop was a San Francisco Landmark.

Title: Andrew Smith Hallidie: Originator of Cable Railway Transportation.

Author Name: Edgar Myron Kahn (1904-1970).

Categories: Other,

Publisher: San Francisco:, (Lawton Kennedy),: 1940

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SGG213A-5

Keywords: Edgar Myron Kahn, Andrew Smith Hallidie, Originator of Cable Railway Transportation, Lawton Kennedy, San Francisco, Cable Cars, California Local History