Lot 153: Hittell's History of California

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Lot 153: Author: Hittell, Theodore H.; Title: History of California; Place Published: San Francisco; Publisher: Pacific Press / N.J. Stone; Date Published: 1897; Description: 4 volumes. (8vo) original full sheep, red and black leather spine labels, raised bands on spine. First Complete Edition.Volume 1 & 2 were first published in 1885, Volumes 3 & 4 in 1897. "By a capable historian who used, for the Spanish period, documents since destroyed" - Howes. Cowan calls it "The best history of California within reasonable proportions. The accuracy of its author is well known, and the individual who inclines to history will find it readable...." Cowan p.285; Howes H544; Zamorano 80, 43. Condition: Some wear and tear to bindings, Vol. IV spine starting to detach; a few library markings; overall very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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