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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Venegas, Miguel
'A NATURAL AND CIVIL HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: CONTAINING AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THAT COUNTRY, ITS SOILS, MOUNTAINS, HARBOURS, LAKES, RIVERS AND SEAS; ITS ANIMALS, VEGETABLES, MINERALS AND FAMOUS FISHERY FOR PEARLS...' LONDON: PRINTED FOR JAMES RIVINGTON AND JAMES FLETCHER, 1759
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113

PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Venegas, Miguel
'A NATURAL AND CIVIL HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: CONTAINING AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THAT COUNTRY, ITS SOILS, MOUNTAINS, HARBOURS, LAKES, RIVERS AND SEAS; ITS ANIMALS, VEGETABLES, MINERALS AND FAMOUS FISHERY FOR PEARLS...' LONDON: PRINTED FOR JAMES RIVINGTON AND JAMES FLETCHER, 1759
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2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 USD
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Venegas, Miguel
'A NATURAL AND CIVIL HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: CONTAINING AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THAT COUNTRY, ITS SOILS, MOUNTAINS, HARBOURS, LAKES, RIVERS AND SEAS; ITS ANIMALS, VEGETABLES, MINERALS AND FAMOUS FISHERY FOR PEARLS...' LONDON: PRINTED FOR JAMES RIVINGTON AND JAMES FLETCHER, 1759
2 volumes 8vo (7 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.; 198 x 124mm). 8 images on 4 plates, folding map; one or two stray spots, hole to front free endpaper (vol. I). Contemporary full speckled brown calf, covers with double gilt ruled, spines with raised bands in six compartments with gilt rules, third gilt-numbered, edges speckled red; minor rubbing to extremities, joints weak.  
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Provenance

Thomas Weld (bookplates to front pastedowns; signature to title page of vol. I)

Literature

Cowan & Cowan 658; Field 405; Howes V69; Sabin 98845

Catalogue Note

First edition in English. This work represents the first attempt at a history of California. "The work of Father Venegas is undoubtedly the most faithful narration we possess, regarding the original condition of the Indians of any part of North America, connected with the history of their gradual progress towards civilization and Christianity" (Field).

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