San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Co., 1871. First edition. Hardcover. xv, 537 pp. Illustrated with 4 lithographed plates, 20 x 16-inch folding map. Mild wear to spine ends and corners, faint stain to bottom corner tips of first few leaves, else fine, folding map with short tears to first fold, not affecting image. Near fine. Item #19668
A very early and significant history of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley - described by Cowan as "historically valuable." 7 appendices tabulate various historic legal concerns, including Colonial governors, land grants, boundaries, laws and regulations, etc. Rarely found in this condition. Cowan p. 259; Howes H63; Rocq 14036.