1855. New York: Appleton, 1855.
8vo, 824 pp, frontispiece view of Montgomery Street, 6 engraved plates, numerous text illustrations, large folding map of California and the Southwest. Original dark green hardgrain morocco, covers lettered in gilt, some rubbing to joints, a bit worn but internally good.
§ First edition of this detailed account of the growth of San Francisco, including a history of California during the Spanish and American occupations, a detailed account of San Francisco social history, and descriptions of special local institutions. A cornerstone to collections of Californiana. Cowan p.601. Graff 3901. Sabin 87268. Zamorano 80, 70. Item #123239