Hittell's History of California

    Theodore H. Hittell. History of California. San Francisco: Pacific Press Publishing House and Occidental Publishing Co., 1885-1897. First editions. Four octavo volumes. 799; 823; 981; 858 pages. Publisher's red cloth over with gilt titles and rules on spines, volumes 3 and 4 (published in 1897) with additional gilt rules and no publisher name at foot. Illustrated bookplate of Jean Hersholt on front pastedown of first volume. Illustrated bookplate of Winfield J. Davis on front pastedown of second volume. Each volume with the gilt lettered oval leather ex-libris label of Estelle Doheny on the front pastedown with offset to facing free endpaper. Bindings rubbed and soiled, corners bumped, spine ends lightly frayed. Small bookseller's notes and numbers on endpapers. Occasional staining or minor soiling. Very good set. From the collection of California bibliophile Melba Berry Bennett.

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