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Player-Frowd, J.G.:

Condition: Good + Hardcover
From Nick Aretakis (Manteca, CA, U.S.A.)

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London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1872. [6],164pp., plus [4]pp. index and 28pp. of publisher's ads. Half title. Small octavo. Original green cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, spine gilt. Moderate shelfwear. Bookplate on front pastedown and binder's ticket on rear pastedown. Two leaves clumsily opened, costing a few words of text on three pages. Good plus. Partially unopened. A wide-ranging study of California by "one of the first Englishmen to promote the pleasures of vacationing in California among his countrymen." (Howell). Player-Frowd had recently visited California, and includes sections on San Francisco, Yosemite and the Big Trees, geology, zoology, mining (including in Nevada), agriculture, viticulture, the processing of beet sugar, flora, and more. He briefly touches on the use of Chinese labor at an early unnamed San Francisco wool mill and includes a few pages describing his trip through Salt Lake City. COWAN, p.494. ROCQ 16011. HOWELL 50:715. SABIN 63368. FLAKE 6394. Bookseller Inventory # 1332

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Binding: Original cloth

Book Condition:Good +

Edition: 1st Edition

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Nick Aretakis has been in business since August, 2014 and specializes in books on American History, Western Americana, Diplomatic History, Modern Greece, Books about Books, Bibliography, and Film

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