Lot 69 of 539:
History of Sacramento County California 1880  

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Title:
History of Sacramento County California. With Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Manufactories. From Original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability
Author:
[Wright, George F.]
Place:
Oakland, California
Publisher:
Thompson & West
Date:
1880
Description:

294 pp. Illustrated with lithograph frontispiece, lithograph plates, and 2 color maps, one folding. 28.5x37 cm. (11x14½"), rebacked with black cloth, original spine strip laid down, with original gilt and blind-stamped brown cloth front cover. First Edition.

The earliest comprehensive history of the Sacramento Region. The illustrations clearly distinguish the Thompson & West imprints from other contemporary county histories: rather than the usual array of pioneer portraits, the lithographic plates in this volume depict in exceptional detail, albeit in a somewhat idyllic and stylized manner, businesses, residences, ranch scenes, etc., all with informative captions. Cowan, p. 548; Rocq 6512.

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Condition:
Light wear along edges of boards, some flaking and wear to cloth along spine; ownership marks on front pastedown, some creasing and repairs to front pages before title, occasional foxing throughout; about very good.
 
Item number:
315767
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