Lot 144 of 575:
Three Years in California, 1850  

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Three Years in California

Colton, Walter

New York

A.S. Barnes & Co.



456 pp. Illustrated with 6 steel-engraved portrait plates; 6 duotone wood-cut plates; map; folding facsimile. (12mo) 18.8x12.2 cm (7½x4¾"),  original gilt-lettered black cloth, decorations in blind; publisher's advertisements on endpapers. First Edition.

Contains an oft-lacking facsimile of the California Declaration of Rights facing page 412. "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. Bookplate of previous owner on pastedown.

Lot Amendments

Light wear to cloth and corners, spine leaning slightly; ink ownership marks on title page, faint marginal toning to textblock; very good.

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