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Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(CALIFORNIA.) Castañares, Manuel. Coleccion de documentos relativos al departmento de Californias. 70 pages. 8vo, modern gilt calf; title page in facsimile, bottom edge cropped with partial loss of final line (most leaves rather unhelpfully extended in blank) with missing text added in facsimile to tops of pages 36-40 only; modern bookplate on front pastedown. Mexico, 1845
An argument for the retention of California within the Mexican republic. A defective copy of an important book. "Castañares's account of the rich gold placers near Los Angeles, from which 2000 ounces of gold had been taken in 1843, is perhaps the first account in pamphlet form of mining operations in California"--Streeter sale, IV:2503. Cowan 1933, page 110; Graff 625; Howes C224 ("aa"); Sabin 11376. None sold at auction since the 1968 Streeter sale.
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