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Author: Soulé, Frank, John H. Gihon and James Nisbet
Title: The Annals of San Francisco; Containing a Summary of the History of the First Discovery, Settlement, Progress, and Present Condition of California...
Place Published: New York
Publisher:D. Appleton and Company
Date Published: 1855

824 pp. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings, 6 steel-engraved plates (including frontispiece); 2 maps (1 folding). (8vo) 22.5x14 cm (9x6"), original full brown morocco decoratively tooled in blind, lettered in gilt on both covers and spine, raised spine bands, all edges gilt. First Edition.

From the library of noted San Francisco bibliophile Alfred Sutro, with his signature and bookplate. One of the most desirable of the several different bindings in which the work was issued, a handsome full morocco with intricately embossed covers. The two maps are: "Map of San Francisco" (9.5x12.3 cm); 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" (38.7x49 cm). This latter is a significant map of the American west and northern Mexico, with much detail in the regions newly wrested from the Mexican Republic. Kurutz 594; Cowan p.601; Graff 3901; Howes S769; Sabin 87268; Zamorano 80 #70.

Lightly rubbed; short stub-tear to folding map; some foxing; very good, better than typically encountered in this full morocco binding.
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Annals of San Francisco Alfred Sutro's copy

Estimate $400 - $600Jan 25, 2018
Starting Price $200
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