Lot 135 of 455:
Baja California for sale 1886  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$540
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
Lower California : Some Description of the Lands Owned and for Sale by the International Company of Mexico
Author:
Place:
London
Publisher:
Herman & Sons, printers
Date:
[1886]
Description:

39 pp. With fold-out map. (8vo) 22x14 cm (8¾x5½"), original printed wrappers. First Edition. 

From the library of B.A. Stephens, journalist, reporter, and editor for several Los Angeles newspapers of the era. First Edition of this scarce land promotion touting the  economic opportunities to be found in Baja, Mexico in 1886. The map highlights the lands in Baja offered by the company, showing railroad connections. OCLC locates only 2 copies - The Huntington Library and the University of Oxford.

Bascom Asbury Stephens was a key figure in the Filibuster Plot of 1890, staged out of San Diego, CA to annex Baja California to the United States, and in fact was slated to be the secretary of sate to the propsed Republic.

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Condition:
Light wear to wrappers with some creasing and small closed tear to rear wrapper, ownership stamp of B.A. Stephens to top of front wrapper and title page; one page with pencil notations; very good.
 
Item number:
306755
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