Soule Frank, John H. Gihon and James Nisbet
The Annals of San Francisco; 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 with Its Great City: To Which Added, Biographical Memoirs of Some Prominent Citizens
A Handsome De Luxe Full Moroccan Leather of this Zamorano 80 Classic
First Edition, New York, D. Appleton & Company, 1855, Octavo, 824 pages with two maps (one folding) and 6 steel –engraved plates (including frontispiece) and numerous wood engravings in text. Original Deluxe Full Moroccan black calf with original owner, S. Jenkins name stamped in gilt on front board. Also previous owner’s inscription on the front free end paper, “A Son’s token, New York, June 12, 1867”. All Edges Gilt. Spine title in gilt with five raised bands with gilt rule. Gilt edge has marks and some light wear to corners and spine. Maps, text and plates are very clean and in superior condition. Near Fine.
A most handsome First Edition in one of the most desirable bindings in which the book was issued, full Moroccan leather. From the Dorothy Sloan Volkmann catalog, Gary Kurutz calls this work, “ A necessary reference book of San Francisco to the middle fifties, compiled mainly from newspapers and information received from pioneer citizens…” also, the work “not only gives an outstanding narrative history of San Francisco, but also supplies much information on mining and its impact on this instant city” –Kurutz.
The two maps are: Map of San Francisco” and “General Map Showing the Countries Explored & Surveyed by the United States & Mexican Boundary Commission in the years 1850, 51, 52, & 53, under the direction of John R. Bartlett. U.S. Commissioner” The Mexican Boundary folding map is a significant map of the American west and northern Mexico, with much detail in the regions newly wrested from the Mexican Republic. The plates and text illustrations are exceptionally clean and well struck.
Dorothy Sloan Volkmann sale, Howes S769, Libros Californianos p. 39
“Supplies much information on mining and impact on this instant city”
- Libros Californianos
Zamorano 80-number 70