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LIFE In CALIFORNIA: During a Residence of Several Years in that Territory, Comprising a Description of the Country and the Missionary Establishments, with Incidents, Observations, etc., etc. To Which is Annexed a Historical Account of the Origin, Customs, and Traditions of the Indians of Alta-California
New York:: Wiley & Putnam,. 1846.. 12mo, signed in 6s. 7-7/8" x 4-5/8". 1st edition (American Imprints 46-6084; Cowan II, pp 536-7; Field 155; Graff 3525; Howes R363; Sabin 10031 & 72048; Streeter sale 2512; Zamorano 80: 65). xii, [2], 341, [1 (blank)] pp. Boscana's Chinigchinich', pp. [227] - 341.. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to spine. Patterned paper eps.. Spine sunned. Cocked. Some foxing & browning. Prior owner. signature. An About VG copy of this important piece of Californiana.. Robinson, who married into the California de la Guerra family, one of the most prominent of the territory at the time, published a work that is "without doubt the most important book for the period it treats." This work further distinguished as the "first English book on California written by a residence of the province." [Zamorano 80: 65]. . 9 inserted tinted lithographed plates, after the author's drawings, and display divers Missions, Father Boscana & a Native American of California (cf. Peters, California on Stone, p. 182 & plate 59).
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