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The natural wealth of California by  Titus Fey Cronise - Hardcover - 1868 - from Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

The natural wealth of California

by Cronise, Titus Fey

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San Francisco: H. H. Bancroft & Co, 1868. xvi+696p., introductory, illustrated with 16 wood-engraved plates, front hinge cracked, rear hinge weak with short split, extremities show a little card, title leaf split one inch at the tail, good-only copy of the first edition, a massive 10x7 inch tome bound in publisher's pebbled green cloth and gilt on spine. "comprising early history; geography. topography, and scenery; climate; agriculture and commercial products; geology, zoology, and botany; mineralogy, mines and mining processes; manufactures; steamship lines, railroads, and commerce; immigration, population and society; educational institutions and literature; together with a detailed description of each county; its topography, scenery, cities and towns, agricultural advantages, mineral resources, and varied productions.




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