Title The California Diary of Faxon Dean Atherton, 1836-1839.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Publisher San Francisco and Los Angeles: California Historical Society, 1965
Seller ID GY815-335
LIMITED EDITION of 1,875 copies, this is 1 of 1,550 limited edition copies. Series: California Historical Society Special Publication, No. 39. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. xxxii, (247) pp. Frontispiece, title page in blue ink, folding map plate, 7 black-and-white illustrations, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped light blue cloth, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, top edge of rear cover bumped, price-clipped dust-jacket toned. Gift inscription on verso of front free end-paper, 1981. Very Good. Printed by the Ward Ritchie Press in Los Angeles, with his Landacre woodcut printer's device on the colophon. Faxon Dean Atherton was an American businessman, landowner, and a prominent citizen in Alta California. His diary "is a virgin historical document which has been heretofore in the possession of his descendants, who only recently deposited it in the California Historical Society Library. Its publication is a signal event in the historiography of California." Dust jacket. Fills in the three years after Richard Henry Dana's Three Years Before the Mast with first hand accounts of people and events in Mexican California.
The California Diary of Faxon Dean Atherton 1836-1839, Doyce B Nunis Jr, Western Americana