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The Spanish Occupation of California  

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The Spanish Occupation of California: Plan for the Establishment of a Government; Junta or Council Held at San Blas, May 16, 1768; Diario of the Expeditions Made to California

Watson, Douglas S., comp.

San Francisco

Grabhorn Press



Translated from the original documents by Watson, Thomas Workman Temple II, and Frederick J. Teggart. 2 woodcut portraits by Zena Kavin, facsimiles of signatures, folding frontispiece facsimile map. Printed in black and red. (4to), original cloth-backed patterned boards, paper spine label. One of 550 copies.

The most lengthy of the documents presented here is the "diario" of Miguel Costanso, to whom was entrusted the duty of keeping a record of thy journey to Monterey and its occupation in June of 1770. GB 203. With the bookplate of Irving W. Robbins Jr.

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Slight wear to boards; slight browning to endpapers, crease to edge of folding map; very good.

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