Old Chinatown. Arnold Genthe. A Photographic Calendar for the Year 1946. Mills College, Oakland 13, California, 1946. Introduction by Lynn White, Jr., President of the College. Only edition. Quarto. Stiff black wrappers printed in red; metal spiral binding.
Arnold Genthe's photographs of San Francisco before and during the earthquake and fire of 1906 made him a living legend in the Bay area. Forty years later Mills College marked the anniversary of the disaster by publishing this calendar book. Frontispiece self-portrait by Genthe. Title-page with Genthe photograph + twenty-four full-page halftone plates of San Francisco's Old Chinatown on a smooth, good quality paper. A previous owner has removed the calendar pages that were interspersed between the plates. Rare.
A very good copy; minor wear with one small paper repair and minor wear at the top of spiral binding.