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Early Days of San Francisco Grabhorn 1933  

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Reminiscences and Incidents of Early Days of San Francisco (1845-50)
Brown, John Henry
San Francisco
Grabhorn Press

[12], 138 + [5] reader's guide pp. Introduction and Reader's Guide by Douglas Sloane Watson. Folding facsimile map of John Henry Brown's San Francisco in 1846 on blue paper. Chapter-head vignettes from old woodcuts. (8vo), cloth-backed marbled boards, paper spine and cover labels. One of 500 copies.

Robert J. Woods in Zamorano 80 states: "John Henry Brown was a fur trader, bartender, citizen-soldier, hotel builder, capitalist, man of affairs, and author...Brown observed and told of many happenings here. His reminiscences fill in many gaps in the early history of San Francisco." Zamorano Eighty 10.

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Light edgewear, spine and title labels somewhat darkened; mild toning to pages; about near fine.
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