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Frost's History of California 2 copies  

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History of the State of California. From the Period of the Conquest by Spain, to Her Occupation by the United States of America. Containing an account of the discovery of the immense Gold Mines and Placers... - 2 copies

Frost, John

Auburn, NY & New York, NY


1853 & 1859



  • 508 + [6] ad pp. Hand-colored frontispiece. (8vo) bindstamped purple cloth. Fifth Thousand. Auburn, NY: Derby and Miller, 1853.
  • 422 + [4] ad pp. (8vo) bindstamped red cloth. Seventh Thousand. New York, NY: C.M. Saxton, Barker & Co., 1859.

Together, 2 volumes. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings,  some full page.

These later editions, with the addition of illustrations, are sometimes referred to as "Frost's Pictorial History of California." Early ownership inscriptions on front flyleaves.

Lot Amendments

Some extremity wear, first with fading to cloth especially spine; both about very good.

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