Lot 71 of 435:
First sessions of the California Senate and House  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$510
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
Journal of the Senate of the State of California; At Their First Session, Begun and Held at Puebla de San Jose [bound with] Journal of the House Assembly of the State of California...
Author:
Place:
San Jose
Publisher:
J. Winchester
Date:
1850
Description:

2 volumes in 1. 570, (571)-1347 pp. (Thick 8vo) period half calf and marbled boards, red and black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. First Edition.

The first edition of the historic first Senate and House journals of the new State of California. These landmark Journals contain all the foundation laws for the new State, accompanying votes, and numerous reports: the organization of House and Senate, election of United States Senators, Governor's messages, establishment of County boundaries, explanation of the derivation of the names of Counties, the proposed State of Deseret with its Constitution, adoption of the civil and common law, establishment of the seat of Government, reactions to the proposed Compromise of 1850, and a host of other significant matters. Greenwood says that, despite the San Jose imprint, the Journals were printed in New York. Greenwood 167n.

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Condition:
Binding a bit dry and rubbed; old dampstain to about the last 100 pages; very good.
 
Item number:
290636
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