Seventy-Five Years in California. A History of Events and Life in California: Personal, Political and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military

Davis, William Heath. Edited and with historical foreword and index by Douglas S. Watson.
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DAVIS, William Heath. Edited and with historical foreword and index by Douglas S. Watson.
El Dorado Edition. One of 55 copies, extra-illustrated with additional material, signed by the editor and the publisher.
San Francisco: John Howell, 1929. Illustrated with numerous plates of facsimile letters, reproductions of engravings, photographs, etc., folding facsimile of the California Star, March 15, 1848 (1st Local mention of gold discovery). This edition extra-illustrated with 20 additional items (original letters, notes, etc. -not facsimiles), as listed on typed table.
Quarto, tan cloth spine with printed paper label, light green boards, map end papers. Spine and label lightly browned, label with one small spot, spine very lightly bubbled, covers a tad dust soiled, browning offset on end papers from fixed inserts, albeit a fine copy.
Superb edition of the work first published in 1889 as Sixty Years in California. Including textual additions and numerous new illustrations and facsimiles. The deluxe El Dorado issue contains: a page from the author's manuscript, Mayor's proclamation of April 18, 1906, the day of the San Francisco earthquake and fire; a letter and envelope of the ""fifties""; Cancelled stock certificate of the famous ""Yellow Jacket Silver Mining co."" 188; leaf from San Francisco Directory of 1856; Cancelled cheques bearing the signatures of James. G. Fair and John MacKay who, with Flood and O'Brien, were members of the famous ""bonanza firm""; plus numerous other items, many original, documenting California's early history. [Adams Herd 659.Cowan p.160. Graff 1010. Howes D136. Zamorano Eighty #27].
Price: $750.00
SKU: 32973
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