San Francisco, California: A. Roman and Company, 1869. Fifth Edition, with an Appendix. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #27142
xxiii + 504 + (8) pages of San Francisco advertisements at back, including an illustrated example for the G. Groezinger California Wines, along with publisher's announcements. Appendix with useful index of sections and gazetteer-type information on Oregon, Washington and Nevada. Text with chapter information on California's chorography, climate, geology, scenery, botany, zoology, agriculture, mining, other industries, commerce, constitution and laws, society, topographical names, and the past and future development of the state. Front endpaper with the handwritten note of previous owner George R. Brush, M.D. U.S. Navy, surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894; naval duties took him to California many times during his long career: "Geo. R. Brush U.S. flag ship Savannah March…1870 Sailed from San Francisco at 2 p.m." Volume approx. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" size; Bound in the original publishers pebble-textured plum-purple cloth, gilt spine titles. Some fading to the spine color, a little edge, tips wear; contents in very good condition.