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    (CALIFORNIA.). [LETTS, J. M.]. A Pictorial View of California; Including a Description of the Panama and Nicaragua Routes. New York: Henry Bill, 1853. 2nd ed. 8vo. 224, [1] pp. 48 litho plates. 48 tinted & lithographed plates, the full complement, not always found. Orig. cloth. Extremities lightly shelfworn, scattered foxing to plates (as usual). A very good copy, well above average for this title. $850.00

     

    First issued the previous year. Howes L 300. Graff 2469 (1st issue). Sabin 40723. George V. Cooper executed all the plates: "Cooper has left us a pungent, graphic record of the long trip to and from the gold fields, of the young cities he found mushrooming there, of booming San Francisco and Sacramento, of the lovely vestiges of the mission-founding padres in early California, and of the actual life of the Forty-niners...."-Peters, California on Stone, p. 104.

 

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