HISTORY OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA 1853 early history TO 1850'S engravings

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  • Sold Date: Oct 03, 2011
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HISTORY OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

FROM THE PERIOD OF THE CONQUEST BY SPAIN TO HER OCCUPATION BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE IMMENSE GOLD MINES AND PLACERS, THE ENORMOUS POPULATION OF GOLD-SEEKERS, THE QUANTITY OF GOLD ALREADY OBTAINED, A DESCRIPTION OF HER MINERAL AND AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES, WITH THRILLING ACCOUNTS OF ADVENTURES AMONG THE MINERS. ALSO, ADVICE TO EMIGRANTS ON THE BEST ROUTES, AND THE PREPARATIONS NECESSARY TO GET THERE

TO WHICH IS ADDED A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE FORMATION OF THE GOVERNMENT AND CONSTITUTION OF THE SAID STATE

FROST, JOHN, DERBY & MILLER BUFFALO, 1853, illustrated,(the 2nd scan is of a San Francisco restaurant made from a ship's galley), 605 pages with 2 pages ads, leather cover with blind stamped design,gilt title and design on spine, front cover is separated, spine with tears on top and bottom and very faded; owner's name on front end paper, frontis missing part of bottom edge with edge tears, title page has fold to bottom left corner, table of contents pages with small edge tear and crease, pages edges with several spots, back cover faded, back hinge cracked with back fly corner tears and dog ear, some foxing.

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