Sketches of California and Hawaii by William H. Meyers, gunner, U.S.N. Aboard the Sloop-of-War Cyane, 18421843.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1970 Folio, unpaginated. Frontipiece self-portrait by Meyers and 21 platesall full page and in color. Original cloth over boards, printed paper backstrip label. Fine Limited to 450 copies, printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem for the Book Club of California. The plates are by Meyers (the original at the Bancroft Library); each is accompanied by facing notes by John Haskell Kemble (who also provides an introduction).These reproductions are full-size and all but four are published for the first time. Images include scenes of and on board the ship; San Francisco, Monterey, San Pedro, and seven plates of the Sandwich Islands. In 1955 the BCC published Meyer's journals.
(Item Id: 104466)