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The California Text-Book Containing A Grammar of the Spanish Language in English; of the English in Spanish; Conversational Dialogues in Both Languages, and a Full Description of California

The California Text-Book Containing A Grammar of the Spanish Language in English; of the English in Spanish; Conversational Dialogues in Both Languages, and a Full Description of California

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The California Text-Book Containing A Grammar of the Spanish Language in English; of the English in Spanish; Conversational Dialogues in Both Languages, and a Full Description of California: Compiled chiefly from the grammar of Don Jose de Urcullu and the United States Surveys

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12 mo. (6 x 4 inches) San Francisco: Marvin & Hitchcock, 1852. First Edition. 2 [v]-viii, 258 pages, original quarter blind tooled red roan, good condition, cloth boards, with wear to lower spine (lower left hinge on front cover split, but holding), gilt title at head of spine, publishers name in gilt at foot of spine, original cloth boards showing evidence of old moisture splash or spill, minor foxing on preliminary and last leaves; contents clean, intact and unaffected. Old library label beneath old inked inscription "Placed in Library because of California history contained in the (the last word is un-readable)" on front pastedown.

A fine unsophisticated example. The Norris catalogue refers to it as "The first text-book published in San Francisco."

An observation attributed to Cowan refers to it as "... the first educational work published in California after American rule." The last 12 pages are titled "Geography, History, and Present Condition of California."

Marvin and Hitchcock were San Francisco's first booksellers.

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Caravan Book Store US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
524
Title
The California Text-Book Containing A Grammar of the Spanish Language in English; of the English in Spanish; Conversational Dialogues in Both Languages, and a Full Description of California
Format/Binding
Cloth boards
Book Condition
Used - Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Marvin & Hitchcock
Place of Publication
San Francisco
Date Published
1852
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
California and the West; Western American History; Americana; Old and Rare; Antiquarian;

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Prices are net. All items subject to prior sale. Postage in most cases will be under $8 but can vary by weight and distance. California sales tax is 9.50%. Returns accepted with prior notice within 5 days of receipt at original purchase price, provided item is in same condition as received. Payment by credit card, PayPal (caravanbookstore@yahoo.com), or check drawn on U.S. funds.

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About Caravan Book Store

For more than 65 years, we have specialized in rare and out of print books on the Western experience, satisfying a vast and varied clientele. Our focus is on early California and Los Angeles, represented by books, ephemera, paintings, and prints. Fine press, printing history, literature, gastronomy, aviation, railroads, and voyages are also available. Our store opened in downtown Los Angeles in 1954, and is now closed; but we are still available by phone, regular mail, and email. We issue occasional catalogs online.

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