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AUCTION 22

 

Zamorano Eighty: "The authority for its period"


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160.     DAVIS, Winfield J. History of the Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892. Sacramento: [California State Library], 1893. At head of title: Publications of the California State Library No. 1. [6], [1] 2-711 [1, blank] pp., printed errata slip inserted before p. [1]. 8vo (23 x 15 cm), original brown cloth, gilt-lettered and ruled spine, beveled edges. Other than minor wear to binding, very fine.

     First edition. Cowan II, p. 161. Cowan & Dunlap, Chinese Question [171]: “Many references to legislation upon the Chinese question in California.” Howell 50, California 408. Howes D142. Graff 1024. Rocq 16816. Streeter Sale 3015. Zamorano Eighty 28: “The author of this work was the historian of the Sacramento Society of California Pioneers. He assembled his material from newspaper reports and official state records. The volume begins with ‘the first political mass meeting in California,’ San Francisco, October 25, 1849, and ends with the state convention of July 26, 1892. Appended are biographical sketches of the governors and a register of the officers of the state of California from 1849 to 1892. It is the authority for its period and might well be brought down to date.”

($100-200)

Sold. Hammer: $100.00; Price Realized: $120.00

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