Lot 300 of 515:
French translation of the earliest history of California 1757  

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Histoire Naturelle et Civile de la Californie
Venegas, Miguel
Chez Durand

2 volumes (of 3). 360; 375 pp. Woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. (12mo) 17x10 cm (6½x4"), period mottled calf, gilt decorated spines, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers and edges. 

The first two (of three) volumes of the First French translation of the earliest history of California, first published in Madrid in 1757. The folding map is not present. With decorative bookplate on the front pastedown of  vol. 1. 

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General light wear to calf with rubbing to extremities, some wearing to edges; interiors sound with scattered light foxing; very good.
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