Lot 86 of 522:
75 Years in California - Argonaut Edition 1/100  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Seventy-five Years in California. A History of Events and Life in California...

Author:
Davis, William Heath

Place:
San Francisco

Publisher:
John Howell

Date:
1929

Description:

xxxii, 422 pp. Edited & with historical foreword & index by Douglas S. Watson. Illustrated with numerous plates of facsimile letters, reproductions of engravings, photographs, etc.; folding facsimile of the Californian, March 15th, 1848 (1st local mention of gold discovery). This edition extra-illustrated with documents, as indicated below. (4to) 26x17.5 cm. (10½x7"), linen backed boards, paper spine label. No. 236 of 100 copies (numbered 151 -250) of the Argonaut Edition, from a run of 2250 copies. Second Edition.

Signed by Howell and Watson on limitation leaf. Scarce enhanced edition of the work first published in 1889 as Sixty Years in California, with textual additions & numerous new illustrations and facsimiles. This Argonaut Edition with additional items, including a page of the original manuscript, a handwritten letter to Davis, and the broadside announcing martial law in San Francisco immediately after the 1906 earthquake and fire. Adams Herd 659; Cowan p.160; Graff 1020; Howes D136; Kurutz 170b; Zamorano 27.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Rubbing to corners and edges, dampstaining at rear, bump at head of rear board, minuscule puncture to front board; front hinge starting, rear hinge detached; about very good.


 
Item number:
301651
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