Drake's Plate of Brass. Evidence of His Visit to California in 1579

San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1937. Illustrated with photographic reproductions and a folding map.
First editions in book form. Printed by Lawton R. Kennedy.
Quarto, tan cloth, tan pictorial paper label printed in red and green, tan spine label printed in red. Spines and labels slightly sunned, bookplate on front free endpaper, else fine.

The first volume contains a detailed historical discussion of the celebrated Plate of Brass by Herbert E. Bolton and Douglas S. Watson, with a bibliography of 100 works relating to Drake by Eleanor Bancroft. The second item, a sequel to the first, contains Frink's report of his electrochemical analysis of the Plate, which resulted in his conclusion that it was genuine.

FINK, COLIN G. & POLUSHKIN, E. P. Drake's Plate of Brass Authenticated. San Francisco: California Historical Society, (1938). Quarto, green cloth with paper labels. Fine.
California Historical Society Special publication number 13 & 14. [California Local History 4961, 4973. Evans 20, 21].

Price: $100.00
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