[CALIFORNIA]. TUOMEY, Honoria. History of Sonoma County, California. Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1926. 2 vols. Vol. I: [i-iv] v-xv [1, blank], 17-784 pp., frontispiece (included in pagination); Vol. II: [1-4] 5-958 pp. Both volumes profusely illustrated, including 11 steel engraved portraits. 4to (27 x 19 cm), publisher’s original green stamped cloth, marbled edges, spine with raised lettering. Slightly rubbed, but otherwise fine.
First edition. Cowan, II, p. 899. Norris 3667. Rocq 14751. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources.
Includes a chapter on “The Bear Flag Revolt” (Vol. I, pp. 219-261) and on “The Mexican War in California” (Vol. I, pp. 263-291). Vol. II contains biographies of prominent citizens. In general, a congratulatory history of the county, which was a crucial area in the transition of California to U.S. rule.