Title The Maps of San Francisco Bay from the Spanish Discovery in 1769 to the American Occupation.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Edition First Edition, thus.
Publisher San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California, 1950
Seller ID GG217-022
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 77. LIMITED EDITION of 375 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press with Deepdene Text handset and Jansen linotype types on mold made paper. Folio. 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. (xii), 140,  pp. Title page printed in red and black with red Grahborn printer's device, headings and initials in red, facsimiles of 21 maps on 19 sheets (8 folding), bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red morocco, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, light scuff at head of spine. Includes the original prospectus and an order form from the Book Club of California, A List of Club Publications Available for Christmas Gifts, noting 3% California sales tax. Fine. "This book, which was three years in preparation, is of outstanding historical importance. It is the first and only work in its field. "Maps of San Francisco Bay" is a good instance of the reason for the existence of book clubs which publish books. No commercial publisher could have afforded to issue this one. The book went out of print on publication and has since become very difficult to procure. Included in the Exhibition of Western Books (Rounce & Coffin Club)." Magee. REFERENCES: Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 77; Magee and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940-1956, No. 501.
Neal Harlow, The Maps of San Francisco Bay from the Spanish Discovery in 1769 to the American Occupation, Book Club of California, Fine Printing, Limited Edition, Cartography