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)
Hardcover. Good+. 1st edition, Brown cloth, 433 pages + ads. Good condition overall; cloth a little rubbed w/ minor soiling, corners bumped, spine tips & corners lightly worn, front hinge started & lacks rear free endpaper, prelims & title page a little foxed, but otherwise very nice overall, tight w/ clean contents.
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).
Very Good. Book With thirteen illustrations, engraved by A.V.S. Anthony, from original drawings by John McLenan. New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1859. First edition. John Williamson Palmer (1825-1906), a Maryland physician, came to California in 1849 and left the following year for Hawaii and the Far East. In 1853, he settled in New York and pursued a new career as a writer, a career interrupted by his service in the Confederate Army and resumed in peacetime. This work is divided equally between anecdotes of his medical practice in San Francisco in 1849 with colorful tales of a few of his friends and patients, including Karl Joseph Krafft, and similar tales drawn from his stay in India. From the James S. Copley Library, with the San Diego newspaper publisher and philanthropist's bookplate to the front pastedown. Octavo. Original brown cloth binding, with gilt titles. Period ink ownership signature to the front flyleaf. The spine is darkened a touch, with some general shelfwear, moreso along the bottom edge; otherwise very good.
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