8vo. Blue cloth-covered boards with titles in gilt on spine and California State Seal in gilt on upper board, color-illustrated endpapers; pp. xxxii, 422,  (colophon), plus frontispiece and numerous plates, including the facsimile of Vol. II, No. 44 of the "Californian" tipped in after the index. One of the 2000-copy "Library Edition," printed on Dresden paper. Board edges and spine rubbed and scuffed, bookseller ticket on rear pastedown, rear hinge starting, and with the usual offsetting from the facsimile "Californian;" formerly the property of John Goodman, 3rd, with his ink stamps on the first blank, the rear pastedown, and the bottom edge of the text block. A reissue and enlarged illustrated edition of "Sixty Years in California" (Zamorano 80, #27). The origins of the anchor state of the West Coast, by one who was there. Per Howes, contains the "most valuable [of] Californian reminiscences." Howes D136. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Seventy-Five Years in California: A History ...
Publisher: John Howell
Publication Date: 1929
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1929 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Original publisher: J. Howell, 1929. Seller Inventory # 155240495
Book Description John Howell 1929, 1929. Imperial octavo, blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine & gilt illus to front board, illus eps, xxxii + 422pp, illus, VG (moderate soiling & rubbing to boards, light browning to spine, light bruising & fraying to spine extrems, some tanning & foxing to eps & page edges, front board slightly shaky). Seller Inventory # 1h95/25
Book Description John Howell, San Francisco, 1929. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. xxxiv+422 pages with frontispiece, plates, map, figures, bibliography and index. Quarto (10 1/4" x 7 1/4") bound in original publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and seal of California in gilt to cover. News paper from March, 15 1848, "Californian". Inscribed by John Howell, the publisher. Second edition. First edition published 1889. William Davis was a merchant and trader in Alta California who helped to establish "New Town" (now Downtown San Diego) in San Diego, California. Davis was the original founder of New Town San Diego, an attempt to build a new community closer to San Diego Bay than the original Old Town San Diego, which was located below the Presidio of San Diego more than a mile from navigable water. The idea for New Town had originated with Lt. Andrew B. Gray, an American surveyor with the boundary commission which laid out the borders and boundaries of the new state of California. Gray's party camped near what is now H Street and he realized that this location near the natural harbor would be a much better location for a city. Davis agreed and recruited José Antonio Aguirre, Miguel Pedrorena, and William C. Ferrell as additional partners in the venture. The partners bought 160 acres of land and laid out streets, a large wharf, and a warehouse. The local residents referred to the project as New Town, Graytown (after Lt. Gray), and "Davis's Folly". The venture did not do well due to a lack of fresh water and hostility from the established settlements at Old Town and La Playa, although the U.S. Army maintained a facility in the area for a time, eventually abandoning it during the American Civil War. Later, in 1867, the idea was revived by Alonzo Horton, who built a new subdivision just to the east of Davis's plot, which became a success. The area is now Downtown San Diego, while the site of the original settlement is still referred to as Old Town. Davis later wrote a memoir which was of great value to historians in understanding the early years of California and San Diego. Condition: Spine ends rubbed through, corners bumped and rubbed through, inscribed by John Howell on half title, offset darkening to last page from new paper, some insect damage to cover else a good copy, internally very good. Seller Inventory # H0202
Book Description 2018. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back . This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.) Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD11010700759
Book Description John Howell, San Francisco, 1929. Hardcover. El Dorado Edition. Quarto. tan cloth spine with printed paper label, light green boards, map end papers. Illustrated with numerous plates of facsimile letters, reproductions of engravings, photographs, etc., folding facsimile of the California Star, March 15, 1848 (1st Local mention of gold discovery). This edition extra-illustrated with 20 additional items (original letters, notes, etc. -not facsimiles), as listed on typed table. One of 55 copies, extra-illustrated with additional material, signed by the editor and the publisher. Superb edition of the work first published in 1889 as Sixty Years in California. Including textual additions and numerous new illustrations and facsimiles. The deluxe El Dorado issue contains: a page from the author's manuscript, Mayor's proclamation of April 18, 1906, the day of the San Francisco earthquake and fire; a letter and envelope of the "fifties"; Cancelled stock certificate of the famous "Yellow Jacket Silver Mining co." 188; leaf from San Francisco Directory of 1856; Cancelled cheques bearing the signatures of James. G. Fair and John MacKay who, with Flood and O'Brien, were members of the famous "bonanza firm"; plus numerous other items, many original, documenting California's early history. [Adams Herd 659.Cowan p.160. Graff 1010. Howes D136. Zamorano Eighty #27]. Spine and label lightly browned, label with one small spot, spine very lightly bubbled, covers a tad dust soiled, browning offset on end papers from fixed inserts, albeit a fine copy One of 55 copies, extra-illustrated with additional material, signed by the editor and the publisher. Seller Inventory # 32973
Book Description John Howell, San Francisco, 1929. First edition thus. xxxii, 422 pp. plus additions. Signed by the editor and publisher. No. 150 of the Author's Section of the Argonaut Edition (limited to 50 copies). Extra-illustrated with 18 additional items (and typed index) including a n original copy in pencil of a manuscript of the author, "Early Recollections of San Francisco and Bay and River Navigation." a wonderful work. "Most valuable of all Californian reminiscences," Howes, p. 153. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Howes D136. Cowan, p. 160. Zamorano 80: 27. Kurutz 170b. Rocq 9091. A near fine copy, tiny chip to paper covering at tip of fore edge. Quarter linen over paper covered boards, paper spine label. Seller Inventory # 40239
Book Description John Howell, San Francisco, 1929. xxxii, 422 pp. Profusely illustrated with maps & plates. Royal 8vo. 10-1/2" x 7-1/8" This extra-illustrated copy of the special Argonaut edition has an additional 26 inserted items, including 2 mss pages by the author concerning a voyage he made from San Diego to San Francisco; the Mayor's proclamation of April 18, 1906 [. KILL any and all persons engaged in looting ."]; original San Diego Alcalde Deed from Miguel de Pedrorena (one of the Members of the 1849 Constitutional Convention); fragment of the original log of the American schooner Julia Ann which landed in San Francisco in 1841; two pages of songs printed in San Francisco in the 'Sixties; a leaf from The Pioneer Magazine of January 1855; leaf from the March 4, 1849 New York newspaper, Brother Jonathan [30-1/2" x 20", unfolded, with 15 cuts], with extensive article, "The California Gold Mines"; and other sundry items of a similar historical nature. As the cataloguer of this work, divers copies of which I've had over the years, the most interesting aspect of this particular copy, and never before encountered in the others, is the tipped-in Mar 1849 Brother Jonathan newspaper, which provides a graphic representation on how the California Gold Rush was received, and perceived, in the East, with a plethora of information, and mis-information, being provided to the news-hungry public; all-of-which no doubt further fueled the fire imparted by Gold Fever. Finally, we cannot improve on Howes' assessment, to wit: "This the most valuable of all Californian reminiscences." Spine label a bit chipped about the edges. Binding tips worn. A VG copy. Linen cloth spine with printed paper title label [extra label tipped-in at rear]; blue colored paper-wrapped boards. Color pictorial eps duplicating an 1847 lithograph of San Francisco 1st edition thus (Cowan, p. 160; Howes D-136; Kurutz 170b; Rocq 9091; Zamorano 80, #27). #119 of the Author's Section of the Argonaut Edition. Limited to 50cc, numbered from 101 to 150 inclusive [total limitation - 2250 cc]. SIGNED by the Editor & the Publisher. Seller Inventory # 3452.3