San Francisco: Wallace Hebberd, 1963. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. 8vo. Maps, text illustrations. Advance Reservation publisher's slip laid in. Tan cloth with black spine labels & gilt lettering in cream illustrated dustjackets. Fine copies in fine dustjackets. Item #19031
Volumes XVIII through XXIV of Bancroft's Works, "... for the years it covers (1542-1890) is still the foundation study, the first source for any serious research... the footnotes alone make his history worth its weight in factual and bibliographical gold..." - Kurutz, Sloan Zamorano 80:3. These seven volumes are considered "the fundamental authority on Pacific Coast backgrounds." - Wheat Gold Rush 10. (Cowan II, pg. 33; Graff 155; Howes B91).