Kaspare Cohn. A Commemorative Tribute to the Founder and First President of Union Bank. Printed for friends on its 50th Anniversary by Union Bank.

Los Angeles: [Plantin Press,], 1954. One of 100 special copies. A regular edition of 300 regular copies in gray paper wrappers was also released. Text in blue and black. With a reproduction of a bronze plaque commemorating Kaspare Cohn on page [13]. Some very light foxing and toning to endpapers but otherwise a bright, fine copy with Lillian Marks’ bookplate on front pastedown, in the original marbled paper slipcase. Blue paper-colored boards, quarter blue leather, with vellum tips. Folio. 10] pp., pp. 15-23, [1] pp. Item #16697

Kaspare Cohn (1893-1916) was a Prussian-born businessman who lived in Los Angeles for 55 years. Aside from founding the Union Bank, he was also a real estate investor, and the president of Congregation B’nai B’rith (now the Wilshire Boulevard Temple). The Kaspare Cohn Hospital, which he founded as a tuberculosis hospital in 1902, has since been incorporated into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The Plantin Press: A Bibliography, #222 and #223.

Price: $150.00

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