Lot 89 of 539:
History of Stanislaus County, California 1881  

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Title:
History of Stanislaus County, California, with Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Farms, Residences, Public Buildings, Factories, Hotels Business Houses, Schools, Churches, and Mines
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Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Elliott & Moore
Date:
1881
Description:

5]-254 pp. With 121 lithographed plates, 46 of them double-page, many with multiple images; 4 maps. 37.5x31 cm. (14¾x12¼"), original calf-backed brown cloth, title in gilt on front cover and in blind on rear. First Edition.

Striking lithographed views of the farms, residences, towns, and other features of Stanislaus County, California, straddling the Central Valley. This copy with an ink inscription on the front flyleaf, "Miss Annie Mary Cousins, a present from her uncle, Charles Dallas"; Mr. Dallas' residence is pictured in the plate facing p.50, and his biography is on pp. 127 & 128. He came to California in 1849 after having lived in Iowa for 13 years, and sent the book back to his niece. It has remained in the Dallas family of Iowa until recently being given to the present owner. Cowan p.894; Rocq 14982.

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Condition:
Covers stained, extremities worn, spine foot chipped; occasional marginal dampstaining to to contents, one leaf detached with edges worn, a few marginal tears; restored; overall very good.
 
Item number:
315633
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