Life in California Before the Conquest...Reprinted From the First Edition Publisheshed in New York 1846, and Edited and Corrected Typographically, With Synopses of the Chapters, and Forward and Notes, by Thomas C. Russell.
San Francisco. The Private Press of Thonas C. Russell. 1925. This edition limited to 250 numbered copies of which this is #86. Signed by Thomas C. Russell to limitation page. Illustrated with reproductions in mezzotints, directly from the lithographs in the First Edition. 8vo. 6.5" x 10.0". Exquisitely custom bound in full gilt tooled burgundy crushed morocco. Elaborate gilt panel devices to front and rear covers with tooled pictorial vignettes in corners. Pictorial tooled vignettes depicting various early California icons to spine compartments. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt tooled edges and turn-ins. Marbled endsheets. All edges gilded.
An absolutely beautiful custom presentation of Robinson's renowned portrait of early California.
A Very Fine pristine copy.