Life in California, by Alfred Robinson & A Historical Account of the Origin, Customs, and Traditions of the Indians of Alta-California.

By: ROBINSON, ALFRED.

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750 copies printed at the Gillick Press, Berkeley, CA; designed by Ben Kennedy. 72 pp.; 8vo; cloth, paper spine label; illustrated with color plates from lithographs in the original edition. Foxing, one inch along bottom edge, front cover.

The 1846 first edition was the first book in English on California to be written by a resident of the province. Zamorano maintains the book is "unquestioned as an authority, his work is undoubtedly the most important book for the period it treats... Robinson originally intended his Life in California to be a preface for Fray Boscana's Chinigchinich [the appended historical account of the Indians of Alta-California], but in the end the 'tail wagged the dog' and for historians the Life in California is vastly more important." [Cowan p.536-7

Title: Life in California, by Alfred Robinson & A Historical Account of the Origin, Customs, and Traditions of the Indians of Alta-California.

Author Name: ROBINSON, ALFRED.

Categories: Other,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: Oakland, Biobooks: 1947

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good condition

Seller ID: 8771