Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1951 - 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. 11 Volumes complete. 4to. Illustrated including frontispieces from early photographs and other sources. Includes Index (Volume XI) by Ana Marie and Everett G. Hager; it was not published until 4 years after completion of the main work. Publisher's green cloth, spines lettered in gilt; color printed dustjackets. Fading to spines of several dustjackets, bookplate in Volume I; a near fine set. Item #18591
Larkin was the most influential merchant in Mexican California, the first and only U.S. consul in California, and delegate to the state constitutional convention. His papers are one of the best sources on the history of California from 1845-46. Contains much on the early cattle industry in California, the Bear Flag Revolt, John Sutter, John C. Fremont and more. (Zamorano Select #61).