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from the California Writers. Compiled by J.
Price and C. S. Haley.

San Francisco : Francis & Valentine, 1872.

8vo.

Among the contents are selections from the writings of Bret
Harte, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, and Joaquin Miller.

PRICE (J.) AND HALEY (C. S.). The
Buyer's Manual and Business Guide. . . .

Another copy.

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PROCEEDINGS of the Friends of a Bail-road
to San Francisco, at their Public Meeting, held at
the U. S. Hotel in Boston, April 19, 1849. Includ-
ing an Address to the People of the United States,
etc. Third Edition.

Boston : Button and Wentworth, Printers, 1849.

8vo, original wrappers.

One of the earliest projects for a transcontinental railway
having San Francisco as its terminus. It maintains that the plan
of P. P. F. Degraml for a railroad from St. Louis to San Francisco
was the only feasible scheme that had been offered.

PURDY (HELEN THROOP). San Francisco, As
It Was, As It Is, and How to See It.

Paul Elder and Company, Publishers, San
Francisco, [1913].

8vo.

PUT'S SONGSTER. Put's Original Califor-
nia Songster, Giving in a Few Words What Would
Occupy Volumes, Detailing the Hopes, Trials and
Joys of a Miner's Life. 4th Edition, 18th Thou-
sand.

San Francisco, 1868.

24mo, paper wrappers.

QUARTERLY REVIEW.-^Vol. LXXXVII.

June-September, 1850.

London : John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1850.
8vo.

Pages 395-434 contain articles on California and the gold
regions.

QUARTZ MINING. The Burns Ranche Gold
Mining Company, Township No. 2, Mariposa

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County, in California. An Account of its Loca-
tion, Title, Mineral Riches, etc. With its Charter
and Proceedings, Letters, Certificates, and other
Matters relating to it, etc.

New York, 1851.

8vo, original paper wrappers.

An excessively rare California item.

EEGLAMENTO, e Instruccion para los Pre-
sidios que se han de formar en la Linea de Fron-
tera de la Nueva Espaiia. Eesuelto por el Eey
Nuestra Senor en Cedula de 10. de Septiembre de
1772. Keimpresso en Mexico, 1773.

4to, uribownd, in half morocco slip-case.

REVERE (JOSEPH WARREN). A Tour of Duty
in California; including a Description of the Gold
Region; and an Account of the Voyage round
Cape Horn ; with Notices of Lower California, the
Gulf and Pacific Coasts, and the Principal Events
attending the Conquest of the Californias. By
Joseph Warren Revere, Lieutenant U. S. Navy,
lately in command of the Military District of
Sonoma. Edited by Joseph N. Balestier, of New
York. With a map and plates from original de-
signs.

New York: C. S. Francis & Co., 252 Broad-
way 1849.

12mo.

Map and plates.

One of the most valuable works of the period. The plates have
been coloured by hand, as in some copies.

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RICHARDSON (ALBERT DEANE). Beyond the
Mississippi; from the Great River to the Great
Ocean. Life and Adventures on the Prairie,
Mountains and Pacific coast. With more than
two hundred illustrations, from photographs and
original sketches, of the prairies, deserts, moun-
tains, rivers, mines, cities, Indians, trappers,
pioneers, and great natural curiosities of the
new states and territories. 1857-1867.

Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Com-
pany . . . 1867.

8vo.

Also contains a map.
Reprinted in 1875.

RICHMAN (IRVING BERDINE). California un-
der Spain and Mexico. 1535-1847. A Contribu-
tion towards the History of the Pacific Coast of
the United States, based on Original Sources
(chiefly manuscript) in the Spanish and Mexican
Archives and other Repositories. With maps,
charts and plans.

Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Com-
pany. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1911.

8vo.

RINGGOLD (CADWALADER). A Series of
Charts, with Sailing Directions, embracing Sur-
veys of the Farallones, Entrance to the Bay of
San Francisco, Bays of San Francisco and San
Pablo, Straits of Carquenez and San Joaquin

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rivers, and the Sacramento river (with the middle
fork) to the American river, including the cities of
Sacramento and Boston, State of California, by
Cadwalader Ringgold, commander, U. S. Navy.

Washington: Printed by Jno. T. Towers, 1851.

8vo.

The Fourth Edition, published in 1852, is the best. The frontis-

?iece is a view of San Francisco from Yerba Buena (Goat) Island,
'he city of Boston, if it ever existed, has been for many years a
part of the city of Sacramento. It has long been forgotten, and
its records appear to have faded from history.

[ROBINSON (ALFRED).] Life in California:
During a Residence of Several Years in that Ter-
ritory, Comprising a Description of the Country
and the Missionary Establishments, with Inci-
dents, Observations, etc., etc. Illustrated with
numerous engravings. By an American. To
Which is Annexed, a Historical Account of the
Origin, Customs, and Traditions, of the Indians
of Alta-California. Translated from the Orig-
inal Spanish Manuscript. New York: Published
by Wiley & Putnam, No. 161 Broadway, 1846.
BOSCANA (GERONIMO). Chinigchinich ; a His-
torical Account of the Origin, Customs, and Tra-
ditions of the Indians at the Missionary Estab-
lishment of San Juan Capistrano, Alta Califor-
nia ; called the Acagchemen Nation ; Collected with
the Greatest Care, from the most Intelligent and
best Instructed in the Matter. By the Reverend
Father Friar Geronimo Boscana, of the Order of
Saint Francisco, Apostolic Missionary at said

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Mission. Translated from the Original Spanish
Manuscript, by One who was for many years a
Kesident of Alta California. New York: Pub-
lished by Wiley and Putnam, No. 161 Broadway,
1846.
12mo, two volumes in one, paged continuously.

Portrait and plates.

Alfred Robinson was the author and translator of these two
works. This book is well known, and is one of the most useful
sources of information of its time. The volume contains a por-
trait of Father Boscana, and eight plates, among which are viewa
of several of the missions, and one of Yerba Buena as it appeared
when a primitive settlement.

EOSS (JAMES) AND GABY (GEORGE). From
Wisconsin to California and Eeturn. By James
Boss and Hon. George Gary. Madison, Wis.,
1869.

8vo.

A little-known Western narrative. It is excessively rare and
seems to be lacking in American libraries.

BOYCE (JOSIAH). California. From the Con-
quest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee
in San Francisco. A Study of American Char-
acter.

Boston and New York: Houghton, Miifh'n and
Company. The Biverside Press, Cambridge,
[1886.]

12mo.

Contains map.

Entirely free from complexities of thought and style, this
study by Mr. Royce has become an authority of value upon the
history of this state.

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EYAN (WILLIAM REDMOND). Personal Adven-
tures in Upper and Lower California, in 1848-9;
with the Author's Experience at the Mines. Illus-
trated by twenty-three drawings, taken on the
spot. In two volumes.

London : William Shoberl, Publishers, 20, Great
Maryborough Street, 1850.

12mo, two volumes, three-quarters morocco, gilt
top, uncut.

The descriptions are among the best of the time.

[SALES (Luis).] Noticias de la provincia de
Calif omias in tres cartas de un sacerdoto religioso
hijo del real convento de predicadores de Valencia
a un amigo suyo.

En Valencia : Por los hermanos de Orga con las
necesarias licencias, 1794.

12mo, three volumes in one, old calf.

With folding plates.

This important work was written by a priest of the Dominican
order. The first and second of these letters were written at San
Miguel Mission, in California. The third is dated from the mis-
sion of the same name in the Azores. The tables refer to the
state of the missions of California in 1787 and 1788. The three
volumes are usually bound together, and copies are exceedingly
scarce.

SAN DIEGO. Descriptive, Historical, Com-
mercial, Agricultural and other Important In-
formation relative to the City of San Diego,
California. Illustrated with 22 photographic
views. Containing also a Business Directory of
the City.

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[San Diego] : Printed at the office of the "San
Diego Daily Union, " 1874.

Svo, half morocco, original covers bound in.

Very rare. The photographs are of great historical value,
showing the appearance of the city in the early seventies.

SAXON (ISABELLA). Five Years Within the
Golden Gate.

Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co. London :
Chapman & Hall, 1868.

Svo.

SEYD (ERNEST). California and its Resources.
A Work for the Merchant, the Capitalist, and the
Emigrant.

London : Triibner and Co., 60 Paternoster Row,

1858.
Svo.

Plates, and two folding maps, with other illustrations.

Eight of the plates are rather attractive coloured lithographs,
and in addition there is a folding view of San Francisco in 1857.
On the cover is a representation of the Californian gold fifty-
dollar slug.

Presentation copy, "R. M. Ebbsworth, Esq., with the author's
best respects. London, 9th Oct. 1858."

SEYD (ERNEST). California and its Resources.

Another copy.

SHAW (WILLIAM). Golden Dreams and Wak-
ing Realities; being the Adventures of a Gold-
Seeker in California and the Pacific Islands.

London : Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1851.

12mo.

An entertaining work, with a particularly edifying description
of the Mission Dolores.

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SHAW (WILLIAM). Golden Dreams and Wak-
ing Eealities.

Another copy.

SHERWOOD (J. ELY). California: Her
Wealth and Resources; with Many Interesting
Facts respecting the Climate and People; the
Official and other Correspondence of the Day,
relating to the Gold Region; Colonel Mason's
Report, and all that part of the President's Mes-
sage having reference to the Country in which
these Vast Discoveries have been made; also, a
Memorial offered in Congress, in relation to the
Proposed Railroad to the Pacific Ocean.

New York: George F. Nesbitt, stationer and
printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1848.

8vo, paper wrappers, uncut.

SHERMAN (WILLIAM TECUMSEH). - Collection
of thirty-three Autograph Letters Signed. To the
Hon. John T. Doyle of San Francisco and Menlo
Park. 1869 to 1890.

Folio, one hundred and seventy-four pages,
bound together.

With an accompanying volume containing the typewritten
transcriptions.

These letters, of a most intimate .nature, have never been pub-
lished. They cover a period of twenty-one years and contain
much information regarding early days in San Francisco and the
Vigilance Committees, Sherman's personal esteem for General
Grant, Garfield, Hancock, Hayes, and others, his sweeping opinion
of Jefferson Davis, and the Confederacy, his non-belief, etc., etc.

SHUCK (OSCAK TULLY). The California Scrap-
Book: a Repository of Useful Information and

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Select Reading. Comprising choice selections of
prose and poetry, tales and anecdotes, historical,
descriptive, humorous, and sentimental pieces,
mainly culled from the various newspapers and
periodicals of the Pacific Coast.

San Francisco : H. H. Bancroft & Company

1869.

8vo.

A remarkable collection, assembled from many sources, upon
all possible subjects. So large a mass of the early history of
California is available in no other form.

SHUCK (OSCAR TULLY). California Anthol-
ogy: or Thinking Thoughts on Many Themes,
Carefully Selected from California Writers and
Speakers.

San Francisco: From the Press of Barry &
Baird, 419 Sacramento St., 1880.

8vo.

The subject matter is different from and of a later period than
that contained in the author 's ' ' Scrap Book. ' '

SILLIMAN (BENJAMIN). A Description of
the Recently Discovered Petroleum Eegion in
California, with a Report on the Same.

New York: Francis & Luttrell, 1864.

8vo, original paper covers.

With a map.

SMET (PIERRE JEAN DE). Voyages aux Mon-
tagnes Rocheuses, et une annee de sejour chez les
tribus Indiennes du vaste Territoire de 1 'Oregon,
dependent des Etats-Unis d'Amerique, par le R.

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P. Pierre de Smet, missionaire de la Compagnie
de Jesus. Malines. . . . 1844.
12mo.

The author was a learned Jesuit missionary, and his work is
the best and most important of its kind. Pages 80-81 contains
the Lord's Prayer, Ave Maria and Credo in Indian.

SMITH (FRANK MERIWEATHER) . San Fran-
cisco Vigilance Committee of '56, with some inter-
esting sketches of events succeeding 1846.

San Francisco, Cal. : Barry, Baird & Co., Print-
ers and Publishers, 419 Sacramento Street, 1883.

8vo, paper covers, uncut.

Prefaced by a view of the state of society in San Francisco
from 1846. Accounts of both committees are given, drawn prin-
cipally from the contemporary press. There is a particularly
interesting account of the organization known as the "Hounds,' 7
against which the Vigilantes first directed their action, also the
'* execution " of several persons by them.

SMUCKEB (SAMUEL M.). The Life of Col.
John Charles Fremont, and his narrative of ex-
plorations and adventures, in Kansas, Nebraska,
Oregon, and California. The memoir by Samuel
M. Smucker, A.M.

New York and Auburn: Miller, Orton & Mul-
ligan. . . . 1856.

12mo.

SOULE (FRANK), GIHON (JOHN H.), AND
NISBET (JAMES). The Annals of San Fran-
cisco; Containing a Summary of the History of
the First Discovery, Settlement, Progress, and
Present Condition of California, and a Complete
History of all the Important Events Connected

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with its Great City ; to which are added Biograph-
ical Memoirs of some Prominent Citizens. Illus-
trated with one hundred and fifty fine engravings.
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 346 and
348 Broadway. San Francisco: Montgomery
Street. London: 16 Little Britain, MDCCCLV.

8vo.

Some of the features of this book have been subjected to
criticism, and certain statements also have been pronounced unre-
liable, but it is yet one of the principal sources of authority for
the strictly local history of San Francisco from its beginning to
June, 1854. There are a folding map of Mexico and the United
States, two steel views of San Francisco, and four steel portraits,
of Stockton, Geary, Matilda Heron and Alexina Baker.

SOULE (FRANK), GIHON (JOHN H.), AND
NISBET (JAMES). The Annals of San Fran-
cisco. . . .

Another copy.

SPEER (WILLIAM). An Answer to the Com-
mon Objections to Chinese Testimony; and an
Earnest Appeal to the Legislation of California,
for Their Protection of our Law.

San Francisco: Published at the Chinese Mis-
sion House, 1857.

8vo, original paper covers, uncut.

SPICE (R. P.). The Wanderings of the Her-
mit of Westminster between New York and San
Francisco in the Autumn of 1881.

Printed for Private Circulation, n. d. [Metchim
& Son, Typ., 20, Parliament Street, London.]

8vo.

Presented "With the Author 's compliments.'*

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STATUTE LAWS OF CALIFORNIA. The
Statutes of California, Passed at the First Ses-
sion of the Legislature. Begun the 15th Day of
December, 1849, and ended the 22nd Day of April,
1850, at the City of Pueblo De San Jose. With an
Appendix and Index.

San Jose : I. Winchester, State Printer, 1850.

4to, old sheep.

The extremely rare First Statutes of California. "The first
legislature of the State of California consisted of sixteen senators
and thirty-six assemblymen. The rainy season which had set in on
the 28th of October, 1849, was at its height by the middle of De-
cember, and did not close until the 22nd of March, during which
period thirty-six inches of water fell upon the thirsty earth. The
roads were rendered nearly impassable and the means of travel,
otherwise than on horseback, being limited, it was with difficulty
that the members made their way to San Jose from their different
districts, no quorum being present on the first and second days. The
legislative building furnished was an unfinished box, sixty feet long
and forty feet wide, two stories in height, having a piazza in
front. The upper story, devoted to the use of the assembly, was
simply one large room, approached by a flight of stairs from the
senate-chamber, a hall forty by twenty feet on the ground floor,
the remainder of the space being occupied by the rooms of the
secretary of state, and various committees. For the first few
weeks, owing to the incompleteness of the hall, the senators held
their meetings in the house of Isaac Branham, on the southwest
corner of the plaza." Sabin mentions the book, but knows of
no copy.

With autograph of Th. W. Sutherland, District Attorney of
California.



STATUTE LAWS OF CALIFORNIA. The
Statutes of California, Passed at the First Session
of the Legislature . . . San Jose, 1850.

Another copy. From the library of Peter B. Sweeney, with his
rubber stamp on the half title. Mr. Sweeney was a member of the
famous "Tweed Ring" in New York City.

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STATUTES of California Passed by the Legis-
lature, Fifth Session. Sacramento, 1854, to Nine-
teenth Session, Sacramento, 1872.

8vo, fifteen volumes, full shee>p.

STEELE (JAMES W.). "Dean Monahan"
The Sons of the Border. Sketches of the Life
and People of the Far Frontier.

Topeka, Kansas : Commonwealth Printing Com-
pany, 1873.

12mo.

STOCKTON (ROBERT FIELD). A Sketch of the
Life of Com. Robert F. Stockton ; with an Appen-
dix comprising his Correspondence with the Navy
Department respecting his Conquest of Califor-
nia; and Extracts from the Defense of Col. J. C.
Fremont, in Relation to the Same Subject; to-
gether with his Speeches in the Senate of the
United States, and his Political Letters.

New York: Derby & Jackson, 119 Nassau St.,
1856.

8vo.

Stockton was provisional governor of California from July,
1846, to January, 1847, and about half of the work is of this
period.

STOCKTON (ROBERT FIELD). Original Letter
Book containing Orders, Dispatches, Proclama-
tions, Letters, etc., sent between June 16th, 1846,
and June 26th, 1847, covering the entire period of
Commodore Stockton's seizure and government
of California. Besides copies of his own letters,

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this book contains copies of letters addressed to
him, with a few original autograph letters of
other writers.
Folio, full sheep.

This letter book contains copies of letters and orders sent by
Commodore Stockton during the tumultuous period of his occupa-
tion and government of California, and throws much light on the
history of the time. Many of the letters are addressed to Major
John C. Fremont, Military Commander of the Territory of Cali-
fornia; George Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy; James Bu-
chanan, Secretary of State; Commodore S. F. Dupont; General
Jos Castro; General S. W. Kearny; James K. Polk, President of
the United States, and others.

There are also autograph letters from Archibald H. Gillespie,
R. Semple, editor of "The Calif ornian, " and Col. William H.
Russell.

TAYLOR (BAYARD). -Eldorado, or, Adventures
in the Path of Empire; Comprising a Voyage to
California, via Panama; Life in San Francisco
and Monterey; Pictures of the Gold Region; and
Experiences of Mexican Travel.

London: George Routledge and Co., S"oho
Square, 1850.

12mo, two volumes in one.

Issued also in New York the same year. An early work of this
distinguished author, and one of the best descriptions of Cali-
fornia life in 1849.

TAYLOR (BAYARD). Eldorado, or Adventures
in the Path of Empire, etc With Illus-
trations by the Author.

New York: George P. Putnam, 155 Broadway.
London : Richard Bentley, 1850.

12mo, two volumes.

The plates are coloured lithographs of San Francisco, Sacra-
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CHARLES TEMPLETON CROCKER

Portsmouth Square. In some of the later reprints, the views have
been omitted. The two very interesting views of San Francisco
taken in 1848-1849 (coloured) are the earliest engravings of that
city.

TAYLOR (WILLIAM). California Life Illus-
trated. By William Taylor, of the California
Conference, author of " Seven Years' Street
Preaching in San Francisco " and "Address to
Young America. " Sixteen engravings. Eleventh
thousand.

New York : Published for the author by Carlton
& Porter, 200 Mulberry Street, 1858.

12mo.

This work is devoted chiefly to missionary experiences, but
contains much local history of the period. The plates are repro-
ductions of those in "The Annals of San Francisco. "

TAYLOE (WILLIAM). California Life Illus-
trated. Etc.

Another copy.

THOMES (WILLIAM H.). On Land and Sea;
or, California in the years 1843, '44, and '45.
Illustrated by F. Childe Hassam.

Chicago: Laird & Lee, Publishers [1892].

12mo, paper covers.

Doubtless partly fictitious, but one of the strongest pictures of
the last days of old Mexican life in California.

THOMES (WILLIAM H.). Lewey and I, or
Sailor Boys' Wanderings. A Sequel to "On Land
and Sea."

Chicago: Laird & Lee, Publishers, [1892].

8vo, paper covers.

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THORNTON (JESSE QUINN). Oregon and
California in 1848: with an Appendix, including
Recent and Authentic Information on the Subject
of the Gold Mines of California and other Valu-
able Matter of Interest to the Emigrant, etc. With
illustrations and a map. In two volumes.

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 329
& 331 Pearl Street, Franklin Square, 1864.

8vo, two volumes.

The first edition was published in 1849. Thornton arrived in
Oregon in 1846, and soon after became judge of its Supreme
Court. His work is one of the best authorities of the period, and
the account he has given of the ill-fated Donner party is perhaps
the most valuable in print.

UGARTE (JEAN DE). Vida, y Virtudes de el
Venerable y Apostolico Padre Juan de Ugarte de
la Compania de Jesus, Missionero de las Islas
Californias, y uno de sus primeros Conquista-
dores. Escrita por el P. Juan Joseph de Villa-
vicencio. Impressa .... en Mexico, 1752.

4to, original limp vellum.

UNITED STATES vs. PARROT et al. In the
Circuit Court, Northern District of California and
the Claim of Castillero, in the District Court, for
the New Almaden Mine. Argument of Mr. Peachy
and Mr. Yale in the District Court. On the Motion
for a Commission to Take Evidence in the City of
Mexico, in Support of the Claim. February, 1859.

[San Francisco] : O'Meara & Painter, 1859.

8vo, original paper covers, uncut.

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UPHAM (SAMUEL C.). Notes of a Voyage to
California via Cape Horn, together with Scenes
in El Dorado, in the years 1849-50. With an
Appendix containing Reminiscences of Pioneer
Journalism in California .... Extracts from the
Manuscript Journal of the "King's Orphan," in
the year, 1842 .... together with the Articles of
Association and Roll of Members of "the Asso-
ciated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of Cali-
fornia. " With forty-five illustrations.

Philadelphia: Published by the Author. 1878.

8vo.

The author was a pioneer journalist, having been connected
with the "Pacific News" in San Francisco, in 1849, and with
the "Sacramento Transcript, 7 ' in 1850. There is much contained
in this interesting work that is not found in any other source,
more especially regarding the early history of Sacramento, the
history of the territorial pioneers, and pioneer journalism in
California.

VENEGAS (MIGUEL). A Natural and Civil
History of California: Containing an Accurate
Description of that Country, its Soil, Mountains,
Harbours, Lakes, Rivers, and Seas; its Animals,
Vegetables, Minerals, and Famous Fishery for
Pearls. The Customs of the Inhabitants, their
Religion, Government, and Manner of Living, be-
fore their Conversion to the Christian Religion by
the Missionary Jesuits. Together with Accounts
of the Several Voyages and Attempts made for
Settling California, and taking Actual Surveys of
that Country and the Adjacent Seas. Translated
from the original Spanish of Miguel Venegas, a

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Mexican Jesuit, published in Madrid, 1758. In
two volumes.

London: Printed for James Eivington and
James Fletcher, at the Oxford Theatre, in Pater-
Noster Bow, 1759.

8vo, two volumes, full morocco, edges gilt.

With map and plates.

This is the rare First English Edition. One of the most faith-
ful narratives regarding the original condition of the Indians of
North America.

The plates in Vol. I. are ' ' Women and Men in California ' ' and
"The Coyote or Fox, and the Taye or California Deer." Those


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