AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SONOMA COUNTY CALIFORNIA.; Containing a History of the County of Sonoma from the Earliest Period of its Occupancy to the Present Time, together with Glimpses of its Prospective Future; with Profuse illustrations of its Beautiful Scenery, Full-Page Portraits of Some of its most Eminent Men, and Biographical Mention of Many of its Pioneers and also of Prominent Citizens of To-day.

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. Minor scuffs to covers, short split to bottom of rear joint, foxing to frontispiece and many of the photogravure plates, else overall near fine. Item #23794

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. "Much on grape growers and wine makers." Amerine & Borg 1883; Cowan p. 601; Rocq 14748.

Price: $600.00

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