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FONT'S COMPLETE DIARY: A Chronicle of the Founding of San Francisco

Bolton, Herbert Eugene

Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, 1933
From Chanticleer Books, ABAA (Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A.)

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Original blue cloth with gilt spine titles, octavo (6 x 9 inches), pp xix, 552. Frontispiece and 33 b/w photos, facsimiles, and maps, folding map at rear Father Pedro Font of the Franciscan mission at Sonora, Mexico accompanied the intrepid Captain Juan Bautista de Anza on his second expedition from Sonora to Upper California in 1775-1776. Font's skills as a cartographer were proven on the journey and his highly detailed and readable diary includes facsimiles of some of the maps drawn from his observations and tabulations. Bolton's translation was originally published in 1930 as Volume IV of "Anza's California Expeditions." This 1933 edition is the second separate printing of the work. Howes B-585 Fine in double dustjackets ("vellum" decorative jacket printed in gilt over inner plain brown wrapper), slight chipping to jacket spine head. Bookseller Inventory # 21111

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Title: FONT'S COMPLETE DIARY: A Chronicle of the ...

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley

Publication Date: 1933

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Second printing

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We had our open bookshop in the town of Sonoma for a total of 17 years, including 9 years at our East Napa St. location, however, as of April 13, 2013 we have closed our doors. Our business is now conducted online, by appointment, and at the approximately 8 antiquarian bookfairs at which we exhibit annually. Chanticleer Books is a sole-proprietorship owned and operated by Steve Blackmer, a full-time bookseller since 1985 and member of the Antiquarian Booksellers┐ Association of America (ABAA) since 1998.

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