San Francisco; Los Angeles: Wallace Hebberd; University of Southern California, 1963; 1985. First Edition Thus. The History of California is complete in 7 volumes. 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 (slight tanning to Vol. VII spine). Item #20887
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).