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, and a Complete History of all the Important Events...To Which are Added, Biographical Memoirs of Some Prominent Citizens
Place Published: New York
Publisher:D. Appleton & Company
Date Published: 1885
824 pp. Illustrated with 6 steel-engraved plates and numerous wood-engravings in the text; 2 maps, 1 of them folding. (8vo) 22.4x14.7 cm (9x5¾"), finely rebound in full tan morocco, paneled in gilt and blind on covers and spine, raised bands, dentelles in gilt and blind, pattered endpapers, all edges gilt, original front cover cloth bound in at rear, custom slipcase. First Edition.
A superbly bound copy from the London firm of Root & Son. Kurutz notes that the original San Francisco Annals "not only gives an outstanding narrative history of San Francisco, but also supplies much information on mining and its impact on this instant city." "A necessary reference book of San Francisco to the middle fifties, compiled mainly from newspapers and information received from pioneer citizens..." - Zamorano 70; Cowan p.601; Graff 3901; Howes S769; Kurutz 594; Sabin 87268.