Finding Aid for the Collection of Material About the Book of Wealth and the Book of the Fair (H.H. Bancroft & Co.), 1890-1900

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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Collection of Material About the Book of Wealth and the Book of the Fair (H.H. Bancroft & Co.), 1890-1900

Collection number: 938

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Material About the Book of Wealth and the Book of the Fair (H.H. Bancroft & Co.),
Date (inclusive): 1890-1900
Collection number: 938
Extent: 10 boxes (5.0 linear ft.) 21 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832-1918) established a bookselling and publishing business in San Francisco. The collection consists of engraving plates, portfolios with prints, and editions of Hubert Howe Bancroft's Book of the Fair and Book of Wealth. Includes cygne noir edition, author's editions, and sections of the deluxe edition of the Book of Wealth, and an incomplete 1893 text and an imperfect copy of the Book of the Fair.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Ralph Lyon in memory of Robert Dewey Bristol, 1951.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Material About the Book of Wealth and the Book of the Fair (H.H. Bancroft & Co.) (Collection 938). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232784 

Biography

Hubert Howe Bancroft was born on May 5, 1832 in Granville, Ohio; worked in his brother-in-law's bookstore in Buffalo, New York, 1848-52; went to California in 1852 and established a bookselling and publishing business in San Francisco; gathered material on the West, eventually publishing 39 volumes of his works covering the American and Canadian West, Central America, and Mexico; collected 60,000 volumes of history, manuscripts, and personal narratives, which he donated to the University of California in 1905; he died on March 2, 1918 in Walnut Creek, California.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of engraving plates, portfolios with prints, and editions of Hubert Howe Bancroft's Book of the Fair (Chicago and San Francisco, 1893) and Book of Wealth (published under the title: Achievements of Civilization: the Book of Wealth ... in New York, 1898). Includes cygne noir edition, author's editions, and sections of the deluxe edition of the Book of Wealth, and an incomplete 1893 text and an imperfect copy of the Book of the Fair (10 volumes).

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Book of Wealth materials (Boxes 1-25).
  2. Book of the Fair materials (Boxes 25-31).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918--Book of the Fair.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918--Achievements of civilization.
H.H. Bancroft & Co.--Archives.
Historians--California, Northern--Archival resources.
Publishers and publishing--California, Northern--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographs.
Printing plates.


Container List

 

Book of Wealth materials

Boxes 1-13

Engraving plates.

Box 14

No edition, section 1 (2 copies, covers vary).

Boxes 15-16

Cygne noir edition.

 

Vol.1 section 1. 3 copies, variants

 

Vol.2

Boxes 17-19

Author's editions.

 

Vol.1

Physical Description: (2 copies)
 

Vol.2

Box 20

Deluxe edition.

 

Section 1, 10

Box 21

Fin de siecle, section 10.

Box 22

Portfolios with matted prints.

Boxes 23-24

Loose and matted prints.

Box 25

Book of Wealth. small edition,

Physical Description: 3 parts.
 

Book of the Fair materials

 

Book of the Fair (1893)

Physical Description: --incomplete text
Box 26

Book of the Fair.

Physical Description: (imperfect copy)
 

vols.1-4

Box 27

vols.5-7

Box 28

vols. 8-10

Box 29

Porfolios with matted prints.

Boxes 30-31

Prints.