Sacramento: State Office, 1886 - 1888. First Edition. Part I: Irrigation Development: History, Customs, Laws, and Administrative Systems Relating to Irrigation, Water-Courses, and Waters in France, Italy, and Spain: The Introductory Part of the Report of the State Engineer of California, on Irrigation and the Irrigation Question. Large 8vo. 622 pp. Index. Publisher's brown, gilt & blind-stamped cloth boards. Minor wear to extremities; slight creasing to upper corners of first 3 pages else a fine copy.
Part II: Irrigation in Southern California: The Field, Water-Supply, and Works, Organization and Operation in San Diego, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties. -672 pp. Illustrated with 18 plates from photographs including frontispiece; Index. 3 large folding color maps and 12 plates of plans of dams at rear. Publisher's brown, gilt & blind-stamped cloth boards. Minor wear to extremities; professional restoration to spine head; else a near fine copy. Item #21814
Hall's report was originally planned for 4 parts. Part II: "Irrigation in Central California"; and Part IV: "Irrigation Questions"; apparently these two parts were not published. A unique piece of early California history and its on-going water struggles. Hall was the first State Engineer of California, as well as the designer of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. (Cowan pg. 260).