An Illustrated History of San Joaquin County, California
Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1890. vi (i.e. vii), 666 pages. 9.5 by 11.5 inches. Cover title, in gilt, "Pen Pictures of the Garden World", a cover design used by this publisher on a number of books. Illustrated with portraits of leading citizens. A scarce and relatively early history of this Central California county. No copies are recorded at auction in the last 35 years. John Howell Books, in the firm's landmark catalog 50 (item 1502), called it, "A comprehensive history, with biographical sketches, of one of California's most important agricultural counties." Rocq, California Local History 12965. Filby, Bibliography of American County Histories, p. 31. ISBN: 281AIB0024581.
Very good in the publisher's original gilt leather binding. Outer hinges weak, but generally a solid copy.