|Creator:||Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909 Watson, Douglas S. (Douglas Sloane)|
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BEIN Zc72 929da: No. 80 of the El Dorado ed., signed by the editor and publisher. Extra illustrated with ms. letters, reproductions and leaves from other books, with "Table of additional material". Bookplate: Robert Watt Miller. Mounted to front flyleaf: Davis, William Heath. ALS to Mssrs. Morse, Noell, and Whaley. 7 Sept. 1885. 2 p.
The facsimiles of letters and autographs are accompanied by typographical transcripts.
Colored view of San Francisco in 1846-7, by Capt. W.F. Swasey, mounted on inside front cover and guard leaf, with Seal of the city in right hand margin. Map, "Californias: antigua y nueva ... Diego Francosa sc. Mexco. a. 1787" mounted on inside back cover and guard leaf. 68 original sketches by Douglas Rodger as chapter head-pieces.
2,250 copies printed and type distributed: Library edition on "Dresden" paper, 2000 copies; the remaining copies on "Utopian" paper: Argonaut edition, copies numbered 151 to 250; Author's section of Argonaut edition, copies 101 to 150; the "El Dorado" numbered 46 to 100; the "Pioneer" copies 26 to 45; California collectors' copies 4 to 25; in addition an Editorial copy, a Publisher's copy and the Presidential copy destined for Herbert Hoover.
xxxii, 422 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm.
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