Lot 267 of 541:
Three Years in California, Walter Colton  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$660
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Three Years in California
Author:
Colton, Walter
Place:
New York
Publisher:
A.S. Barnes & Co.
Date:
1850
Description:

456 pp. 6 steel-engraved portrait plates; 6 duotone woodcut plates; map. (12mo) 18.5x12.5 cm (7¾x4¼"), original blindstamped brown cloth, gilt seal on front cover, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

The facsimile of the Declaration of rights is present, which is often not the case. "Colton, the first alcalde of Monterey under American control, wrote a diary largely devoted to interesting details of incidents connected with the author's administration of justice, with frequent remarks on the manners and customs of the people..." - Zamorano. The single-page map is "Valley of the Sacramento and San Joaquin. J.W. Orr. NY." Cowan p.137; Graff 839; Howes C625; Kurutz 151a; Wheat Gold Region p.74, map 148; Zamorano Eighty 20.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some fraying and chipping to spine ends, corners showing; some light foxing within, some ill-creasing to the declaration of rights; very good.
 
Item number:
273151
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