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The International Company of Mexico
Description of Lands in Lower California for Sale by the International Company of Mexico. Absolute Patent Title from the Federal Government of Mexico
San Diego, CA: Ferguson, Bumgarner & Co, 1887. Paperback. Very Good. Signed. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 11/16 x 5 13/16 inches. 24 pp. Tables; text clean, unmarked, except for pencil notations and ownership rubber stamp on title page. Printed blue-green wrappers, stitched; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, toning, and soiling to covers. Ownership rubber stamp of "B. A. Stephens, Los Angeles, Cal." on title page. II618-003. SCARCE. Very Good. Front and rear covers read "Lower California." Inside the front wrapper is promotional text addressed to "parties desiring homes or investments, homebuilders, and health-seekers," whilst inside the rear cover the text promotes "The fine new steamer 'Carlos Pachedo'" sailing from San Diego to Ensenada. The verso of the title page lists the officers of the International Company of Mexico. The text praises the virtues of Baja California for agriculture, stock-raising, mining, and manufacturing. The text further supplies testimonial "Opinions of the Press." PROVENANCE: B. A. Cecil Stephens was a member of the Historical Society of Southern California in the 1890s, and also a member of a syndicate interested in water flows in the lower Colorado River. An inquiry directed towards the Historical Society of Southern California requesting information on Stephens resulted in the comment that the HSSC "does not have records of the early members of the Society." REFERENCE: Barrett, Baja California, No. 1303.
Bookseller: John Howell for Books [United States]
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