AN AMERICAN IN CALIFORNIA. THE BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM HEATH DAVIS, 1822-1909. Andrew F. ROLLE.
AN AMERICAN IN CALIFORNIA. THE BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM HEATH DAVIS, 1822-1909
AN AMERICAN IN CALIFORNIA. THE BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM HEATH DAVIS, 1822-1909
AN AMERICAN IN CALIFORNIA. THE BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM HEATH DAVIS, 1822-1909

AN AMERICAN IN CALIFORNIA. THE BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM HEATH DAVIS, 1822-1909

San Marino, California: Henry E. Huntington Library, 1956. First Edition. Cloth. (viii) 155 pages. Illustrated. . Laid in is the Prospectus addressed to Berkeley bibliophile Herbert M. Lovett. Tan cloth. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2". Davis was born on Oahu of a Yankee father and Hawaiian mother. He was raised in Hawaii, and came to San Francisco to become an apprentice to his merchant uncle in 1838. Davis became wealthy in pre-Gold Rush California. Covers much of California and Hawaii economy before 1850, Pacific Coast hide and tallow commerce and Rancho life. Descriptive bibliography of Davis manuscript collections. A Near Fine copy (slightly cocked, else fine) in a Very Good Plus Dust jacket (sun-spined; some edgewear), now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books in boxes via media mail to any United States address. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. Item #247

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