New York: Harper & Brothers, 1873. 8vo. 2 preliminary leaves, -255 + [4pp] publisher's advertisements. Map; illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and decorative black stamping; brown endpapers. Light wear to extremities; slight darkening to spine; previous owner bookplate dated Jun 27, 1873 inside front cover; small pull on front joint; else a near fine copy. Item #20721
"... an extremely popular guidebook that persuaded many to settle in California. It opens with descriptions of the various routes available to the traveller to California and the visitor to Yosemite. Next come suggested points of interest; California agriculture (with hints to prospective settlers); and notes on the Southern California climate." - Library of Congress. "Mr. Nordhoff's descriptions of the natural attractions of California were considered the best of their time, and much esteemed" - Cowan pg. 455. "Includes a description of Utah and the state of Mormonism; in Utah for 3 or 4 days in 1873." - flake 5861. (Rocq 17051; Zamorano Select 80).