HISTORY OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY CALIFORNIA with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, farms, residences, public buildings, factories, hotels, business houses, schools, churches, etc., from original drawings, including biographical sketches.
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: Wallace W. Elliott & Co.
Date Published: 1881
Edition: First edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 17926
Original black cloth stamped in gilt and blind, leather spine has been replaced with black straight-grain morocco in perfect replica of the original, including spine lettering and ornaments; quarto (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.
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.