SOULE, Frank (1810-1882), John H. Gihon and James Nisbet. The Annals of San Francisco. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1855.
8vo (225 x 145 mm). Steel-engraved frontispiece, 2 maps (one folding, short tear to fold crossing border with old tape repair verso), five steel-engraved plates and numerous in-text wood engravings. (Some light off-setting.) Contemporary black morocco gilt, upper cover gilt lettered, edges gilt (slight rubbing to edges and corners). Provenance: S. Jenkins (binding).
FIRST EDITION of this narrative history of San Francisco compiled from contemporary newspapers and accounts of pioneer citizens. The work not only gives an extensive history of San Francisco, but also "supplies much information on mining and its impact on this instant city" (Kurutz, The California Gold Rush, p. 594). Hanna Libros Californianos, pp. 66-67; Howes S-769; Sabin 87268; Zamorano 80, 70.
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