Lot 203: History of Nevada 'Thompson & West' 1881

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Lot 203: Author: [Angel, Myron, editor]; Title: History of Nevada with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers; Place Published: Oakland; Publisher: Thompson & West; Date Published: 1881; Description: 680 pp. Profusely illustrated. with lithograph plates of scenery, residences, businesses, etc.; numerous steel-engraved portrait plates. 30x21 cm (11¾x8½") decorative green cloth with morocco spine, gilt lettering. First Edition."Exhaustive work on this state and its fifteen counties" - Howes. "...there is very little worth knowing about Nevada before 1881 that cannot be found in the first statewide Nevada history." - Paher. The lithographic views by Britton & Rey are of particular value. Graff 64; Howes A273; Paher 27. Contemporary solicitor receipt laid in front endpapers. Condition: Wear and rubbing to cloth, rear joint split, some discoloration to back cover; repair work on hinges, rear hinge cracked, scattered foxing and browning; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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