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The autobiography (originally published in 1891) of Hubert Howe Bancroft who was the founder of the Bancroft Library of Western Americana. He lived ...Show synopsisThe autobiography (originally published in 1891) of Hubert Howe Bancroft who was the founder of the Bancroft Library of Western Americana. He lived and recorded pioneer California as a newspaper man and studied these times as one of the great historians. The book consists of a fascinating series of essays outlining Bancroft's career as a historian, collector and publisher. Chapter XI, "Some of my Assistants," has brief sketches of Henry Oak, Thomas Savage, Frances Fuller Victor, and Ivan Petroff, among others, is especially interesting.Hide synopsis
Description:Reprint. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Navy blue...Reprint. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Navy blue silkened cloth, moderate rubbing & scuffing, only very slight (unnoticable) wear to corner tips & heel & head of spine. Internally very clean, tight, crisp, no owner's markings, no foxing. Frontispiece portrait of author and a FACSIMILIE signature (neat pen & ink) beneath.
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