Lot 123 of 377:
Colton, Three Years in California 1852  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Three Years in California
Author:
Colton, Walter
Place:
New York
Publisher:
A.S. Barnes & Co.
Date:
1852
Description:

456 pp. 6 steel-engraved portrait plates; 5 duotone woodcut plates; map, folding facsimile. (12mo) 185 x 125 mm. Three-quarter tan morocco with linen-covered boards, lettered in gilt on spine with blindstamped ornaments, raised bands. First Edition with original gilt-lettered cloth bound-in at rear.

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..."- 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 (all for first 1850 edition). Laid in is a bookplate from Christopher Magee Steel.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
A few minor scuffs to cover; hinges starting, mild toning to margins, stubtear to facsimile with a few creases; about near fine.
 
Item number:
300029
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