Adventures in California of Zakahar Tchitchinoff, 1818-1828. Introduction by Arthur Woodward

By: Zakahar Tchitchinoff (b. 1802)

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Early California Travels Series, No. XXXIV. LIMITED EDITION of 225 copies printed, decorated with wood engravings, and bound by Mallette Dean in Fairfax, CA. Small 8vo. 7 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches. xxix, [1 blank], 26, [2] pp. Half-title, multi-color Dean woodcut on title-page, text printed in black and red inks, 3 elegant color woodcuts in the text, elaborate printer's device in red on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gray and orange stripped cloth spine, patterned otter-design paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. 16878720-006. Very Good. "The color wood engravings and wood-engraved initials are printed from the original blocks." Of this volume, Albert Sperisen wrote: "This truly is an outstanding book - in every respect! The design is Excellent - the engravings are wonderful - the typesetting and the print is near perfect and the binding is a joy!" Hawk, pp. 21. "The author describes, first, a two year stay on the Farallon Islands in search of seals and otters, then a visit to the Spanish settlement on San Francisco Bay, a long otter hunting expedition to the north of Fort Ross, and an attempt to explore the country inland, just north of the Bay region. Mr. Woodward gives an excellent picture of the relation of the Aleuts to the Russian American Fur Company." Rudkin, p. 4. REFERENCES: Hawk, Mallette Dean, p. 20-21 and No. 34; Rudkin, Early California Travels Series, No. XXXIV.

Title: Adventures in California of Zakahar Tchitchinoff, 1818-1828. Introduction by Arthur Woodward

Author Name: Zakahar Tchitchinoff (b. 1802)

Illustrator: Mallette Dean (1907-1975)

Categories: Early California Travels Series,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Glen Dawson: 1956

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 16878720-006

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