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1st Ed Walter Colton's Three Years in California  

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Three Years in California

Colton, Walter

New York

A.S. Barnes & Co.



456 pp. 6 steel-engraved portrait plates; 6 duotone woodcut plates; map; folding facsimile. (12mo) 7¼x5¾",  original gilt-lettered black cloth, 3 leaves added at endpapers. First Edition.

Contains an oft-lacking facsimile of the California Declaration of Rights facing page 412. Rear pastedown bears a bookplate from the Wells Fargo Historical Society. "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, with frequent remarks on the manners and customs of the people..." - Zamorano. Cowan p.137; Graff 839; Howes C625; Kurutz 151a; Wheat Gold Region p.74, map 148; Zamorano Eighty 20.

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Bottom right front corner bumped; wear to spine tail; light foxing throughout, else near fine.

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