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California: A History of Upper and Lower California From Their First Discovery to the Present Time, Comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, etc. with an Appendix Relating to Steam Navigation in the Pacific.
Smith, Elder and Co., London 1839 - First edition. Octavo. Xvi; 352pp; errata slip at page 339. In original green blind stamped cloth with gilt spine titles. With 10 full-page plates, including frontis portrait and folding map of California. The covers show minor edge wear and a bit of fading; corners slightly bumped; text clean, but for some minor occasional foxing. The plates include views of Monterey Bay, San Francisco Harbor, San Carlos Mission, Santa Barbara, and cultural scenes. The map shows California north and south, Mexico, Texas, Florida, and most of the western U.S. It has inserts of Bodega Bay, San Francisco Harbor, San Diego, Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Gabriel, specifically produced for this book. "First book in the English language devoted exclusively to California and of permanent value on its Indians and early missions." (Howes F242) (Cowan p. 217). Overall, very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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