Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co. 1889. First edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (12 x 9.5 inches), full dark brown morocco with cover ornaments and title stamped in gilt and blind, all edges gilt.; viii, 737 pp., illustrated with frontispiece portrait engraving of Hon. George Johnson, Attorney General of California, many plates of important buildings, several fine photo-engraved portrait plates with tissue guards, etc. Professionally rebacked with original spine laid down on matching leather, preserving original spine and endpapers, foxing to title page and frontispiece, some tissue guards torn, overall very good. Very good. Item #21749
A fine history of Sonoma County with general overview of early years of settlement, Mexican land grants, Bear Flag Revolt, etc. Much information for the potential immigrant, including agriculture, topography, weather, etc. The 2 largest cities, Santa Rosa and Petaluma, are each granted a chapter. Another chapter is devoted to the histories of the smaller townships. Many biographies of prominent citizens. Engraved illustration of the Stamer & Feldmeyer Winery in Geyserville. Cowan p. 601; Rocq 14748.