San Francisco, California: John Howell Books, 1971. Limited Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Quarto size, 130 pp., with original shipping carton. Fine / Fine. Item #13110824
A first-hand account of one of the earliest explorations of San Francisco Bay by Fr. Vicente Maria, with further details 'by participants in the first explorations of the Bay's waters' (from title page).
___DESCRIPTION: Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on the front and spine, blue endpapers, fore-edge untrimmed. Dust jacket also in blue with device on front of a stylized sailing ship on ocean waves and title in gold letters, gold letters on spine. One of only 5,000 copies printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Title page and chapter headings printed in red and black. Four maps and six illustrations, all in full color, by Louis Choris who was at San Francisco in 1816.
___CONDITION: In original shipping box, both book and dust jacket are fine. The box was opened by us after purchase to take pictures only; not for display in our shop and so remains in fine condition.
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