Phoenixiana A Collection of the Burlesques & Sketches of John Phoenix, Alias John P. Squibob, Who Was, in Fact, Lieutenant George H. Derby, U.S.A.
Farquhar, Francis P. (editor)

San Francisco California: The Grabhorn Press, 1937. xiii + 240 pages; printed in an edition of 550 copies printed by this noted San Francisco press, one of their "Rare Americana" series; 'subscriber' note tipped-in at front; printed in colors and with facsimiles of the original publications reproduced; editor Farquhar's introduction notes that Derby was "...a born humorist and wag...always getting himself into trouble with his practical jokes and irrepressible jests... when some subject for mockery or satire caught his fancy, he would send to the papers his smoothly written, though unstudied, correspondence..."; front endpaper nicely woodcut bookplate of Emanuel & Fanny Rosenthal, old bookseller's catalogue entry on opposite page; green printed paper covered boards binding, beige cloth spine; paper spine title label; some edge, tips wear to the boards; contents in very good condition, amusing Gold-Rush era items. Very Good H (Item ID: 19035)

$45.00

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