Very good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Stamp inside front cover marking donation to The Stratford Library; otherwise fine. Green cloth cover without damage, pages with no markings. Tight binding. A beautiful copy.; 236 p. Endpapers decorated with maps. B&W/sepia photos and illustrations throughout. Deckled page edges. Includes index. Oversize, extra postage may be required, US shipping only. All proceeds benefit the Burlingame Public Library. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: John Parrott, consul, 1811-1884: Selected ...
Publisher: Lawton and Alfred Kennedy
Publication Date: 1972
Book Description (Printed for the Compiler), San Francisco, 1972. First edition. Limited edition (although not indicated). Quarto. , iv, 236pp. Frontis portrait, 67 photographic plates (1 double-page folding), 2 folding charts, 3 maps (1 folding). Dark green cloth, gilt lettering. A fine copy. A large, handsome book printed in a limited edition by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. A documentary biography of a pioneer San Francisco merchant and banker, with extensive first-hand commentaries on the Mexican War, the Gold Rush, and the early years of California statehood. John Parrott (1811-84) was a Virginia-born financier. He was the U.S. Consul at Mazatlan from 1838-50. He resigned his post to avail himself of the opportunities presented by Gold Rush-era California. He moved to San Francisco where he made a fortune in shipping, banking, and mercantile ventures until his death in 1884. Seller Inventory # 1761