San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, Book and Job Printers, 1866. Third edition. Leather bound. 106; 391pp. Octavo [23 cm] 3/4 dark brown leather with marbled paper over boards. Marbled endpapers. With 3 illustrated plates and 2 maps. Fair condition only. The extremities are rubbed, and the front cover detached. There is a bookseller's small ticket on the rear pastedown. The title page is detached, but present, and has had paper restoration work along the top edge. Several other pages have small paper repairs, including the maps at pp. 1 and 223. Two pages have losses from the top margins. Pp. 50-63 are almost completely detached. The pages have sporadic faint tide marks in the margins, with the largest tide marks measuring 2" wide by 1/4" deep. There are very occasional hatch marks on the pages. With a section at the front with a title page stating: "Address on the Acquisition of California by the United States. Delivered before The Corporate Society of California Pioneers, at the Academy of Music, in the City of San Francisco, on September 10th, 1866, on Occasion of the Sixteenth Anniversary of the Admission of the State of California into the Federal Union... Printed by Sterett & Cubery." Howes D614 "c." Zamorano 80 #32. Item #43298
A work in which the author's goal is to prove the legal existence of an organized Pueblo of San Francisco, and a work that contains a large amount of documents, many of which were destroyed or are otherwise unavailable. The third, and best edition, with much additional information gathered after the case was transferred to the U.S. Circuit Cout.