Title: Life in California: during a residence of several years in that territory: comprising a description of the country and the missionary establishments, with incidents, observations, etc.Author: Alfred RobinsonPublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500- ...
Title: Life in California: during a residence of several years in that territory: comprising a description of the country and the missionary establishments, with incidents, observations, etc.Author: Alfred RobinsonPublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500--1926 contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more.Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time. It provides access to documents from an assortment of genres, sermons, political tracts, newspapers, books, pamphlets, maps, legislation, literature and more.Now for the first time, these high-quality digital scans of original works are available via print-on-demand, making them readily accessible to libraries, students, independent scholars, and readers of all ages.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++SourceLibrary: Huntington LibraryDocumentID: SABCP04081000CollectionID: CTRG02-B794PublicationDate: 18460101SourceBibCitation: Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary of books relating to AmericaNotes: Second title has sep. t.p. but continuous pagination.Collation: 341 p.,  leaves of plates: ill., port.; 20 cm
Ex-lib with usual markings. Near fine thus. Large quarto in polished maroon cloth-backed boards; 341 pages. A photostat copy in a sturdy library binding. This editon is a rather unusual typed, mimeograph of "stereotyped" edition, less the illustrations, in an excpetionally sturdy binding. Contents: Chinigchinich: a historical account of the origin, customs, and traditions of the Indians at the missionary establishment of St. Juan Capistrano, Alta, California / collected...by the Reverend Father Friar Geronimo Boscana; translated from the original Spanish manuscript by one who was for many years a resident of Alta, California || Missions--California. Juaneño Indians--California--Social life and customs. Juaneño Indians--Religion. Mission San Juan Capistrano--History. Franciscans--Missions--California--Alta- California--Description and travel. California--History--To 1846. || Sabin 10031.
2 parts in one volume. 12mo., (7 4/8 x 4 4/8 inches). 9 lithographed plates by G. W. Endicott after Robinson (some marginal staining throughout, heavy spotting to the first few leaves). Original brown cloth (rebacked preserving the original spine, endpapers renewed). Provenance: with the bookplate of James S. Copley on the front paste-down, his sale, Sotheby's New York "Magnificent American, Historical Documents", 10th May 2011, lot 1059. First edition. Robinson made his first voyage to California in 1828, in search of hide and tallow, and soon had a thriving business curing hides and selling goods imported from New England in the La Playa area known as "Hide Park." The plates are of the Mission San Luis Rey, Mission San Gabriel, Mission Buenaventura, Yerba Buena, and Santa Barbara (three views) and portray a Native American of California and Father Boscana. Published anonymously, and intended as an introduction to the translation of Fr. Gerónimo Boscana's "Chinigchinich", Robinson's is the most important published account of pre-Gold Rush California by an early resident. Its wide readership is credited with stimulating the great wave of immigration from the rest of the United States to California. And once James Marshall discovered gold in 1848, it was a very popular book amongst gold-seekers. Cowan pp 536-7; Field 155; Graff 3525; Howes R363; Sabin 74028; Streeter sale 2512; Zamorano 80 65.
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Life in California During a Residence of Several Years in That Territory: Comprising a Description of the Country and the Missionary Establishments, with Incidents, Observations, Etc. (1891)
by Alfred Robinson
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