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MINUTES Of The PROCEEDINGS Of The LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Of The DISTRICT Of SAN FRANCISCO, From March 12th, 1849, to June 4th, 1849, and a Record of the Proceedings of the Ayuntamiento or Town Council of San Francisco, From August 6th, 1849, until May 3d, 1850. With an Appendix Containing Official Communications and Correspondence, together with Extracts from Mexican Constitutions and Laws, relating to the Powers of Public Officers, and the Administration of Justice
San Francisco:: Towne & Bacon, Printers,. 1860.. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4". 1st edition thus (Cowan II, p. 559; Greenwood 1364; Rocq 11754). iv, [5] - 296 pp.. Period dark blue full morocco-style sheep binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & front board gilt stamped "H. P. Coon. / Mayor." within a double rule perimiter border. AEG. Yellow eps. Binder's ticket of "Bartling & Kimball / San Francisco" & bookseller ticket from "John Howell / Importer / San Francisco".. Modern respining to style. Some extremity wear & rubbing. A VG+. copy.. A reissue of the Proceedings of the Town Council of San Francisco, first published in 4 parts, 1849-50. This copy with the ownership mark of former San Francisco Mayor, H. P. Coon, who held office from 1863 - 1867. Coon, a medical doctor, was also an enterprising businessman, who arrived in Calfornia in 1853. He was active in the Vigilance Committee, which transformed itself into the People's Party, eventually electing Coon to the police judgeship in 1856. The party then called him for the mayorship in 1863, which he won handily. While quite active as a Mayor, one of Coon's most lasting legacies by showing interest in a 'sandy area' west of the city... this acreage would eventually become Golden Gate Park.
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