History of California 1853 Gold Rush 16 engraved plates Spanish ConquestBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, California, Gold Rush, New Spain, Illustrated Books).
History of the State of California From the Period of the Conquest by the Spanish to Her Occupation by the United States of America, by John Frost.
Published 1853, Auburn, New York by Derby & Miller.
508 pages. Text in English. Complete with 16 full page wood engravings. Hand colored frontispiece of panning for gold protected by original tissue guard.
The plates include early views of Monterey, San Jose, an early spanish house in San Francisco, gambling, etc. A very scarce variant edition, the frontis of gold panning not actually called for in the list of plates.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt spine lettering and compartment decorations now faded, embossed cover designs. Binding remains tight and sound, light staining and rubbing. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, moderate to heavy age spotting throughout.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W.