New York: A. S. Barnes & Co.. Fair. 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Dark brown buckram covered boards have blind-stamped boarder with gilt seal on the front cover, blind-stamped back cover and spine, with gilt spine on the title. This book is complete with map, 12 plates and folding facsimile Declaration of Rights in the constitution of California, and the signatures of the members of the convention. The spine of this book is in poor condition, having cracked and torn on the outside edges; the front cover is hanging on by the stitching. The boards are worn, chipped and folding on the corners, fraying on the edges, with some light soil markings. The spine is cracked, missing its caps and bands, sun faded and delicate. Light colored pastedowns lists publisher's other books, and show some minor pencil markings and soil markings. The top of the text block is very dirty, and there is a pen marking on the fore-edge. Inside pages are lightly browned and toned around the edges; some very minor soil markings, dogeared pages and bumped corners. Reverend Walter Colton's memoir of time spent in California, with journal entries, anecdotes, map and engravings. Howes C631. Graff 839. Sabin 14800.; Engravings; Oblong Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 456 pp . (Inventory #: 013047)
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