Lot 32: Author: Bolton, Herbert Eugene; Title: Anza's California Expeditions; Place Published: Berkeley, California; Publisher: University of California Press; Date Published: 1930; Description: 3 volumes (of 5), lacking volumes 1 and 5. Illustrated with photograph plates, portraits, facsimiles, maps, etc. (8vo) blue cloth, gilt spines, volumes 2 and 3 with printed dust jackets. First Editions.Important compilation of original source material on the Spanish exploration and settlement of Alta California, called by Howes a "Monumental work containing translations of the original MS. diaries of Anza, Diaz, Garcés, Font and Palóu relating to the 1773 and 1774 expeditions and the founding of both Monterey and San Francisco." Cowan notes it as "of most important historical value." Cowan p.60; Hill p.29; Howes B583. Condition: Some wear to cloth, previous owner's bookplate or signature on front paste-down page; overall very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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