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Narrative of a Voyage to California Ports - presentation copy  

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Narrative of a Voyage to California Ports in 1841-42, Together with Voyages to Sitka, the Sandwich Islands & Okhotsk; To Which are Added Sketches of Journeys across America, Asia, & Europe: From the Narrative of a Voyage Round the World - presentation copy, with manuscript letter from the publisher

Simpson, George

San Francisco

Thomas C. Russell



xxxii, 232 pp. Illustrated with 2 portraits of the author with tissue-guards; facsimiles of the title pages of the first edition and part of a holograph report (double-page) by Simpson; folding facsimile map. (8vo) tan cloth-backed blue boards, paper spine label, plain blue dust jacket with paper spine label. No. 55 of 250 copies.

Signed by printer Thomas C. Russell at the limitation, with presentation inscription by him to Milton Ferguson, chief librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library. Lengthy A.L.S. with original envelope from Russell to Ferguson laid in, discussing the publication of this book and others, and private printing in general. Prospectus laid in as well. 

Lot Amendments

Rear jacket panel separated at spine fold but present, piece lacking at spine heel; boards with some toning to edges, mild bumps to top corners; offsetting to blanks at front where letter was laid in; very good.

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