THE FORGOTTEN CHARACTERS OF OLD SAN FRANCISCO, INCLUDING THE FAMOUS BUMMER & LAZARUS AND EMPEROR NORTON. Robert Ernest Cowan, Anne Bancroft, Addie L. Ballou.

THE FORGOTTEN CHARACTERS OF OLD SAN FRANCISCO, INCLUDING THE FAMOUS BUMMER & LAZARUS AND EMPEROR NORTON.

Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1964. Small 8vo, original tan linen decorated in orange and lettered in black; jacket. xi, (1), 103, (3) pages; 11 portrait plates. Original owner’s signature; near fine. Item #6325

A 1964 reprinting of an essay by the California bibliographer Robert Ernest Cowan, combined in this edition with an essay by Anne Bancroft on Bummer and Lazarus and accompanied by Addie Ballou’s 1908 newspaper reminiscences about Emperor Norton.

Price: $30.00

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