THE HUSE JOURNAL: Santa Barbara in the 1850s. Charles Enoch Huse.
THE HUSE JOURNAL: Santa Barbara in the 1850s

THE HUSE JOURNAL: Santa Barbara in the 1850s

Santa Barbara, California: Santa Barbara Historical Society, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 500 copies. Signed by editor Edith Bond Conkley on a prefatory blank leaf and additionally inscribed by her on the half-title. "Here, for the first time, is the complete Huse Journal of a year and a half in San Francisco during the city's most exciting and colorful time and of five years in Santa Barbara. The value of this account, one of the first to record, graphically and intimately, the mid-1850s during the beginning days of the transition from a Spanish-Mexican culture to an American one, cannot be overestimated." Translated by Francis Price. Number Two in The Santa Barbara Historical Series, edited by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. Quarto: 279 p. with 12 illustrations and endpaper maps. Original rust cloth binding, with gilt titles. Issued without a dust jacket. Mild wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #74288

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