San Francisco: Wallace W. Elliott & Co., 1881. First edition. Hardcover. Original black cloth stamped in gilt and blind, leather spine has been replaced with black straight-grain morocco in a perfect replica of the original, including spine lettering and ornaments; folio (14.75 x 11.75 inches). (220) pp., including 2 colored maps of California & Nevada and Humboldt & surrounding counties, 1 sepia-toned map of Wind Currents of the Pacific Coast. Lithograph frontispiece and 48 lithograph plates (4 are double-page). Many wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Covers are quite clean and unworn; endpapers and blank leaves a bit grubby, occasional short tears to margins of pages, 2 leaves have old cello tape mends in margins, overall very good. Very good. Item #17926
The first history of this Northern California county. Quite scarce in commerce; only 2 copies at auction in 30 years. Cowan II p. 296; Rocq 2037.