Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967. First Edition, Limited #198 of 350 copies. SIGNED by Herb Caen and Dong Kingman. 4to. 191 pp. Illustrations by Kingman, many in color. Tan cloth with red lettering to spine in publisher's tan cloth slipcase with cream title label on front cover. Fine in near fine slipcase (light foxing). Item #20847
Herbert Caen (1916 – 1997) was a San Francisco humorist and journalist whose daily column of local goings-on and insider gossip, social and political happenings, and offbeat puns and anecdotes—"A continuous love letter to San Francisco"—appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle for almost sixty years (excepting a relatively brief defection to The San Francisco Examiner) and made him a household name throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Dong Kingman (1911 - 2000) was a Chinese American artist and was widely regarded as one of the world's greatest watercolorists, whose vibrant paintings of San Francisco scenes stole the hearts of scores of Bay Area residents. As a painter on the forefront of the California Style School of painting, he was known for his urban and landscape paintings, as well as his graphic design work in the Hollywood film industry.