About this Item: D. Appleton & Company, New York & San Francisco, 1855. Publisher's cloth. Condition: Very good. First Edition. 824pp., including in-text illustrations and a single-page map, plus folding map and six plates (including frontispiece). Publisher's original cloth, gold stamped seal of California on front board. The Annals of San Francisco by Frank Soule, John H Gihon starting at $20.00. The Annals of San Francisco has 7 available editions to buy at Alibris.
Two maps (one foldout), engravings including six full page plates with tissue guards, 9.5 x 6, blindstamped cloth with gilt decoration and lettering, 824 pp. How To Windows Vista Safe Mode. Install Wmsys Schema Oracle Software. Covers extremely well worn, rubbed, sunned, extremities worn, upper spine tip lacking, tears along side edges of spine, inner hinges cracked, bookplate removed, spotting, offsetting, text block in two pieces, detached signature, small tears, creased corners, folding map torn, illustration table lists the text illustr of Thomas O.
Larkin twice (pages 95 and 758) but he only appears on one page else all called-for illustr are present. Well illustr, with some of the nicer engravings being done by J.W. Orr of New York, the most prominent engraver on the East Coast, among his many works was Harper’s Illustrated Shakespeare. Book contains information on the geography of the area: floods, fires and earthquakes, mining, gambling, Chinese immigrants, real estate transactions, the female populations (virtuous and otherwise), hotel and restaurants and much more, a fun read. Sold as is -- no returns. Bookseller Inventory # 98-3364.
SOULE, Frank, GIHON, John H. And NISBET, James. The Annals of San Francisco; Containing a Summary of the History of the First Discovery, Settlement, Progress, and Present Condition of California, and a Complete History of All the Important Events Connected with Its Great City: To Which Are added, Biographical Memoirs of Some Prominent Citizens. Appleton & Company, 1855. 824pp.Frontis., illus., portraits, plates, map, folding map. Later full black morocco, bordered in blind, blind corner ornaments, raised spine bands, marbled endpapers.
Very good or better. Wheat Gold Rush, 193. Zamorano 80, 70.
'The most important contemporary work on San Francisco during the decade following the discover [of gold]' Wheat. Apt X Codec there.
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