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Golden Odyssey. John Stroud Houston. California’s First Controller and the Origins of State Government

by GRENIER Judson A

Condition: Slight spotting of top edges, else fine/pictorial dust jacket (spine slightly browned)


Los Angeles: Historical Society of Southern California, 1999. First edition. black cloth with gilt lettering. Slight spotting of top edges, else fine/pictorial dust jacket (spine slightly browned). Quarto. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait, photographs, drawings, facsimiles, and maps “In 1849, before it officially became a state, California installed a government that lacked precedent, authority, or money. To start the mechanism and keep it going was the responsibility of the state’s first controller, John Stroud Houston.” -from the dust jacket.
  • Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 56713
  • Title: Golden Odyssey. John Stroud Houston. California’s First Controller and the Origins of State Government
  • Author: GRENIER Judson A
  • Format/binding: Black cloth with gilt lettering
  • Book condition: Used - Slight spotting of top edges, else fine
  • Jacket condition: pictorial dust jacket (spine slightly browned)
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Historical Society of Southern California
  • Place: Los Angeles
  • Date published: 1999
  • Keywords: John Stroud Houston, Nineteenth Century California Controllers, Californiana, Territorial Governments, Pioneers, Frontier Life, Gold Rush, Nineteenth Century California State Bankers, Biography, Western Americana
  • Bookseller catalogs: Californiana;
  • Size: Quarto


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