Title California: For Health, Pleasure, and Residence. A Book For Travellers and Settlers
Book Condition Good
Edition 1st Edition
Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾
Publisher New York Harper & Bros. 1872
Seller ID 000409
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874. 1st Edition. Measures 7" by 9" tall. Reddish-brown cloth hardcover with gilt title and ornamentation on front and back covers. 255 pages with 8 full pages of advertisements. Frontispiece map of Western States and California; 57 named illustrations. Author Nordhoff writes this as a travel narrative and tourism guide with highlights for visitors, and a guide for new settlers. Describes the Mormon faith in Utah, traveling by rail to and from destinations, among many other topics. Has a full chapter on wine production in California. Book is in overall good condition with flaws noted: front and rear hinge starting; corners and head / tail of spine bumped & rubbed. Bottom edge of boards heavily rubbed at tail of spine. Outer rear joint cracked and lightly chipped. Previous owner pasted photo on front endpaper. FFEP has previous label removed and damage to page. Illustrations bright and text clean.