San Francisco: Thomas C. Russell, 1919. First Edition Thus, Limited to 250 copies (this being #179), SIGNED at colophon by Russell. Hardcover. Quarto; (xiv); 158pp. With an Introduction by Herbert Ingram Priestley. A Fine copy in original tan linen spine over blue-grey boards with printed paper spine label in Fine blue-grey dustjacket (minor browning, some abrasion to paper label on spine); a third label tipped in at rear. A lovely copy. 'In this new edition all the original lithographed illustrations are reproduced and colored by hand; and the copper-engraved lithographed map reproduced in the origianl six colors. A new index, a foreword, etc., are added.' (Publisher's description). Item #18562
One of the Russell California Volumes. "Forbes' book was not only the first ever published in English relating exclusively to California, and more than any other the means of making known to English readers the country's advantages, but it has always maintained its reputation of being one of the best extant on the subject." - from Bancroft's History of California (Vol. IV, p. 152).