Oct 27, 2020 - Sale 2549

Sale 2549 - Lot 184

Price Realized: $ 594
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Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Forbes, Alexander (1778-1862)
California: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time.

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1839.

First edition, author's presentation copy, with inscription on ffep, "From the Author," with "To James Gray Esq. in another hand just above; illustrated with ten lithographic plates, including frontispiece, and one large folding map outlined in color by hand; bound in full publisher's dark green cloth, worn, preliminary leaves detached, joints cracking, with the errata slip pasted in facing page 339; 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.

Graff 1377; Howes F-242.

First edition of the first book in English about California.