THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT [In 39 volumes]. Vols 1-5: Native Races; Vols 6-8: Central America; Vols 9-14: Mexico; Vols 15-16: North Mexican States and Texas; Vol. 17: Arizona; Vols 18-24: California; Vol 25: Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming; Vol 26: Utah; Vols 27-28: Northwest Coast; Vols 29-30: Oregon; Vol 31: Washington, Idaho, and Montana; Vol 32: British Columbia; Vol 33: Alaska: Vol 34: California Pastoral; Vol 35: California Inter Pocula; Vol 36-37: Popular Tribunals; Vol 38: Essays and Miscellany; Vol 39: Literary Industries

Bancroft, Hubert Howe., et al.

Published by The History Company [and] A. L. Bancroft & Co. 1882-1890, 1882
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this book is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. Please enter search terms below to find similar copies.


39 volumes, octavos, uniformly bound in original tan calf with black morocco lettering pieces, all edges marbled, various paginations, some volumes with maps, text illustrations, last volume with engraved frontispiece portrait of H. H. Bancroft. A very nice set of this iconic history of western North America, of which Robert Cowan in his "Bibliography of the History of California" says: "As time passes and prejudice drifts into obscurity, these works become more strongly intrenched each year. For scholars and investigators they will always remain the greatest source of authority." The source material used in the compilation of this vast work was primarily Bancroft's own library of some 60,000 books, maps, and manuscripts, including many pioneer narratives collected by Bancroft and his agents. Of course, H. H. Bancroft himself did not write the entire 39 volumes. The team of uncredited writers at The History Company included Bancroft's librarian Henry L. Oaks, writer of the first 5 volumes of "California" and Frances Fuller VIctor, author of the volumes "The History of Oregon;" "The History of Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming;" "The History of Washington, Idaho, and Montana;" and, with William Nemos, volumes 6 & 7 of "California." In 1905 the University of California at Berkeley bought Bancroft's collection, establishing the Bancroft Library in his honor. Cowan II, p. 33; Graff 155; Howes B91; Zamorano 80 #3. 10 volumes show neat repairs to short splits at joint ends, some volumes with scuffing to spines and spine ends, some volumes with moderate wear to corners, usual darkening to edges of endpapers from reactive binding materials, but overall a very good set in stable and attractive condition. Bookseller Inventory #

Bibliographic Details

Publisher: The History Company [and] A. L. Bancroft & Co. 1882-1890
Publication Date: 1882
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: First edition, mixed printings

AbeBooks offers millions of new, used, rare and out-of-print books, as well as cheap textbooks from thousands of booksellers around the world. Shopping on AbeBooks is easy, safe and 100% secure - search for your book, purchase a copy via our secure checkout and the bookseller ships it straight to you.

Search thousands of booksellers selling millions of new & used books

New & Used Books

New & Used Books

New and used copies of new releases, best sellers and award winners. Save money with our huge selection.

AbeBooks Home

Rare & Out of Print Books

Rare & Out of Print Books

From scarce first editions to sought-after signatures, find an array of rare, valuable and highly collectible books.

Rare Books



Catch a break with big discounts and fantastic deals on new and used textbooks.


More Books to Discover