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. Red pebbled morocco bordered in gilt, upper board stamped with the name Waldo F. Postel. Covers rubbed with a few stains, joints worn, plates foxed, map torn but complete, a good copy of an important book.
§ 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. Waldo Postel (1885-1959) was a prominent San Francisco attorney and Mason. Item #123536