San Francisco: John Howell Books, 1982. First edition. Paperback. 186 pp., illustrated, original dark blue wrappers, 10.5 x 7 inches. Price list laid in. Minor smudges to covers, else fine. Item #22705
This 70th anniversary catalog represents a treasure trove of books, manuscripts and works of art. The color frontispiece reproduces item 86, Charles Nahl's "dramatic equestrian portrait of Joaquin Murieta," at $150,000 the highest price offering. Most subject areas are represented, including Californiana, explorations, literature, natural history, science, photography, etc.