Naval sketches of the war in California reproducing twenty-eight drawings made in 1846-47 by William H. Meyers, Gunner on the U.S. sloop-of-war Dale
first editionLeather Bound
1939·New York & San Francisco
by Knox, Captain Dudley W., U.S.N., drawings by William H. Meyers, introduction by Franklin D. Roosevelt
New York & San Francisco: printed at the Grabhorn Press for Random House, 1939. Leather Bound. unpaginated, 11x16 inch folio, introduction, 28 full-page color plates from the original drawings, limited first edition of 1000 copies bound in marble boards and quarter-white-goatskin backing with five raised bands and wine colored panel with gilt titles (prospectus called for half) untrimmed fore-edge, Paul Elder prospectus laid-in, gift inscription to San Franciscan Mark Altman signed by ten friends and dated October 16, 1939. Label has a small scratch, expect a small patch of discoloration on inside front cover. There are some discrepancies. The prospectus calls for half-goat and the publication is quarter-goat (actually only the backing is leather) and the prospectus also calls for a November 1939 publication but the gift inscription dates October 1939. The inscription is to a partner in the insurance firm Albert M. Bender & Co. located in the Robert Dollar Building in SF. Signed by Bender and others.
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