BOCK NGAR CHY CO.
BOCK NGAR CHY CO.

BOCK NGAR CHY CO.

San Francisco: circa 1934. Wraps. Type specimen catalogue, oblong octavo (8” x 5”), 44 p. Original decorative paper wrappers, profusely illustrated. Text in Chinese with some English. Remarkable condition, with only some mild toning to the contents. The most prominent printing company in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Bockl Ngar Chy Co. was founded by a Chinese-American, born in San Francisco and educated in both Chinese and American schools who worked in his father’s import-export business before starting his own firm of printers and stationers after the San Francisco earthquake and fire. This catalogue displays the Company’s own products and services, with a wide variety of typefaces and graphics for advertisements, calling cards, and other printing jobs, as well as such products as rubberstamps and corporate stamping machines. The Chinese-owned businesses named in the illustrations were located not only in San Francisco, but also Sacramento, Reno, Denver, Minneapolis, Canada, and Mexico. Scarce, OCLC locates only two copies (University of Delaware and Bancroft). Near fine. Item #70582

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