Berkeley: University of California Press, 1946. Near Fine in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. [8.75x5.75in]; ix, , 422 pp., frontispiece image of Bancroft, 19 illustrations, images and facsimiles, index; Light blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on front and over bordered red field on spine, gilt illustration on front of pioneers looking to the setting sun in the west, all edges trimmed, headband; Minimal shelf wear to covers and edges, slight age toning of text edges, small water stain spots on bottom of text, bookseller stamp on back end paper; Pictorial dust jacket with red lettering on front and spine, map of the western states on front and advertisements on back; Dust jacket has minor chips to corners and top and bottom of spine, some rubbing and soiling to surfaces and slight darkening of spine, red color still vibrant. Item #13445
Hubert Bancroft (1832-1918), a bookseller,author, publisher, collector and historian, arrived in California in 1852 to establish a bookstore in San Francisco.