San Francisco: W.A. Slocum, 1882. xiii, ,  - 710 pp, as issued. With photo illustration frontis and numerous other plates, all as listed, some with facsimile signatures. Occasional minor spotting. Attractive modern quarter calf and marbled paper over boards. Raised spine bands and gilt spine title. Very Good plus.
This is the first of several editions. A detailed table of contents, including list of illustrations, is included. The subjects covered include the early settlements, the history of the Mexican and Spanish governance, the Bear Flag War, original Spanish and Mexican pioneers, and a separate history of each of the County's townships.
FIRST EDITION. Howes C718 'b'. Rocq 1490. Cowan 141. Item #37594