Illustrated by A. V. S. Anthony. Poor with no dust jacket. C-Heavy wear and rubbing to covers. Some loss at spine ends, fraying along edges and corners. Front and back hinge paper cracked. Front end page tattered and partly detached. Name/inscription in front matter. Two plates missing. A Little Store that's BIG on Service. Free Delivery Confirmation on every package.; X X; 433 pages.
Fair/No Jacket. Spine cocked, front hinge cracked. Heavy rubbing present. Fair condition. Moderate to heavy shelf wear or edge wear on covers and spine. Books in Fair condition most likely will have markings or highlights on pages or binding defects. (X64)
Very Good- xiv, 433 pp, illustrated. Three-quarter black leather over marbled boards. Leather well rubbed at extremities. Ownership stamp on 4 pages; otherwise unmarked, binding sound. The first 257 pages relate to California. Palmer, a doctor, arrived in San Francisco in 1849 and spent worked for a year as the city physician. Cowan (p. 471) says "his sketches are rather different from those of many of his fellow-sojourners." In 1851-52 he was a surgeon in the East India Company's navy and participated in the mutiny of 1857 (Smith, American Travellers Abroad, P11).
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