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Bay Window Bohemia, First Edition, 1956

Bay Window Bohemia: The Brilliant Artistic World of Gaslit San Francisco. Written by Oscar Lewis. Published by Doubleday & Co., Garden City, New York, 1956. First edition. 248 pages.

A fun, charming retrospective of San Francisco's cultural history, focusing on the period from the 1890's through the earthquake. It also concerns itself less with the criminal element -- though that's covered a bit -- and more with the generally outrageous-slash-puritanical character of San Francisco, and with the life of arts and letters as the 1890s saw it.

Book is hardcover with a pictorial dust jacket in excellent condition. Now protected in a Mylar cover.

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