SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS IN CALIFORNIA: A History of Events and Life in California: Personal, Political and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and after the admission of the State to the Union. William Heath Davis.
SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS IN CALIFORNIA: A History of Events and Life in California: Personal, Political and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and after the admission of the State to the Union
SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS IN CALIFORNIA: A History of Events and Life in California: Personal, Political and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and after the admission of the State to the Union

SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS IN CALIFORNIA: A History of Events and Life in California: Personal, Political and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and after the admission of the State to the Union

San Francisco: John Howell, 1929. Hardcover. This is copy Number 167 of the Argonaut Edition, autographed by both publisher and editor, and of which but one hundred copies in all, numbered 151 to 250 inclusive, have been printed, and into which have been bound the following: "Page of the Author's manuscript. A Document relating to William Heath Davis. Photostats of Important Historical Prints and Letters. And the Mayor's Proclamation of April 18, 1906, issued on the day of the great fire and earthquake in which catastrophe the original manuscript of 'Seventy-Five Years in California' was lost as explained in the Publisher's Preface in this volume." An enlarged version of Davis' Sixty Years in California (1889), rated preferable to its predecessor. As bibliographer Gary Kurutz observed, if Harris Newmark's recollection could be acclaimed as the "Pepys Diary of Los Angeles, " the highly detailed recollection of noted California pioneer and merchant William Heath Davis (1822-1909) could rightly claim that appellation for the entire state. Edited and with an historical foreword and index by Douglas S. Watson. Color frontispiece and endpapers, with photographs, illustrations, and a folding facsimile. Quarto. Printed on "Utopian" paper by The Lakeside Press. Original blue paper-covered boards over a linen spine, with a printed paper spine label (duplicate label tipped in at the rear). Typical offsetting opposite the proclamation and folding facsimile. Ink gift inscription to the half-title. The corners are showing a bit; else a very good copy in the rather uncommon dust jacket, which is rather edgeworn. Very good / Good. Item #67175

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