THE LIBRARIES OF CALIFORNIA. CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PRINCIPAL PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft and Company, 1878. 304,[6]pp. Modern library buckram. Very clean internally. Very good. Item #WRCAM44378

From an edition of 500 copies. Includes sketches of the libraries of Hubert Howe Bancroft, the Society of California Pioneers, the University of California, Leland Stanford, J. Ross Browne, Charles and M.H. DeYoung, Bishop William Kip, J.D. Whitney, and more. Many of these collections were damaged, if not destroyed, during the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. "A valuable and interesting record of these collections, most of which have been long since dispersed" - Cowan. COWAN, pp.17-18.

Price: $225.00