Lot 19: History of Upper & Lower California by Forbes

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Lot 19: Author: Forbes, Alexander Title: California: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time, Comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, &c... Place Published: London Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co. Date Published: 1839 Description: xvi, 352 pp. Illustrated with 10 lithographed plates including the frontispiece; folding map with hand-coloring in outline (8vo) 22.2x13.5 cm. (8?x5 ?"), original blindstamped cloth, rebacked with original spine strip retained. First Edition. First edition of the first book printed in English to relate exclusively to California. Spine faded, a little wear to ends and corners; some ill-creasing to map, very good or better. Provenance: Randall, 6/86. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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