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THE RACE TRACK SWINDLE: A Satire By Thomas H. Kennedy Who Sincerely Hopes This Publication Will be Instrumental In Saving Some of His Fellow Men From the Fatal Whirl of the Track
James H. Barry Company, San Francisco, California 1906 - THE RACE TRACK SWINDLE: A Satire By Thomas H. Kennedy Who Sincerely Hopes This Publication Will be Instrumental In Saving Some of His Fellow Men From the Fatal Whirl of the Track. Rare original 1906 San Francisco Imprint on Horse Racing, Corruption, and Gambling printed just weeks after the devastating Earthquake and Fire. Published by The James H. Barry Company, 214 Leavenworth St., San Francisco, 1906. Fine Small Press Printing, First edition, First printing. Softcovers with unique graphic illustration on the front, staple bound, 6" x 4.5", 29 pages finely printed on laid paper. VERY GOOD CONDITION: the 111 year old softcovers have a touch of toning, light wear, and a few small droplet spots on the rear cover; a few pages have a touch of front edgewear; otherwise tight, very bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, the OCLC shows only 6 extant copies in collections worldwide. Thomas H. Kennedy, noted San Francisco Writer and Columnist. James H. Barry (1855-1927) Master Printer, Publisher and Founder of the progressive San Francisco Star Weekly (1884-1921), a journal aimed at fighting government corruption and championing the Labor Movement and Civil Rights. The City unsuccessfully tried to shut him down, repeatedly. He is recognized as an important early radical San Francisco Social and Political Figure. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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