Lot 68 of 457:
Three Years in California, Walter Colton  

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Title:
Three Years in California
Author:
Colton, Walter
Place:
New York
Publisher:
A.S. Barnes & Co.
Date:
1852
Description:

456 pp. Illustrated with 6 steel-engraved portrait plates; 5 duotone woodcut plates; map, folding facsimile. (12mo) 185 x 125 mm (7¼x5"), original blindstamped brown cloth, gilt seal on front cover, rebacked with brown cloth spine lettered in gilt.. First Edition.

The facsimile of the Declaration of rights is present, which is often not the case. "Colton, the first alcalde of Monterey under American control, wrote a diary largely devoted to interesting details of incidents connected with the author's administration of justice..."- Zamorano. The single-page map is "Valley of the Sacramento and San Joaquin. J.W. Orr. NY." Cowan p.137; Graff 839; Howes C625; Kurutz 151a; Wheat Gold Region p.74, map 148; Zamorano Eighty 20 (all for first 1850 edition). Original patterened endpapers advertising other works by Rev. Walter Colton and other contemporary works.

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Condition:
Touches of wear and rubbing to corners of boards; toning to edges of textblock; declaration has small tear, occasional foxing in text, interior bright throughout; very good
 
Item number:
301746
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