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Curious lore of San Francisco"s Chinatown

Henry Herman Evans

Curious lore of San Francisco"s Chinatown

by Henry Herman Evans

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Porpoise Bookshop in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chinese -- California -- San Francisco.,
  • Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Description and travel.,
  • Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Social life and customs.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    Other titlesSan Francisco"s Chinatown.
    Statementby Henry Evans ; with illustrations from old prints.
    ContributionsPorpoise Bookshop.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination30, [1] p. :
    Number of Pages30
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22960605M

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Curious Lore of San Francisco's Chinatown Pamphlet – January 1, by Henry Evans (Author), Old Prints (Illustrator)Author: Henry Evans. San Francisco: The Porpoise Bookshop, unknown. Softcover. Clean, tight, pamphlet, 12mo, stapled in wraps, 31pp. Light shelf wear to the cover and the number is crayonned on the top edge.

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