Woodland: C.P. Sprague & H.W. Atwell, 1870. viii,602pp. plus folding map. Original marbled boards, rebacked and recornered in reverse calf with original gilt leather spine laid down. Light scuffing to boards. Light, vertical tide lines through leaves of center section; light tanning and scattered foxing. Map with small, unobtrusive tape repair at gutter margin and a couple of short separations along folds. About very good. Item #2030
The first general directory of Yolo County, the first Yolo County history, and one of the most comprehensive of all 19th-century California county guides and directories, only issued in a small number of copies to subscribers. The initial 200 pages comprise the extensive general history of the county, followed by the lengthy directory, which is separated into residential and business registers. The map is quite fascinating and shows the county split into townships, with its few towns, railroads and rivers delineated; it was drawn by Grafton Tyler Brown, the pioneering African-American lithographer of the American West. Yolo was one of the original counties in California, organized in 1850; it lies directly west of Sacramento, with the Sacramento River as its eastern boundary. An important California directory and county history.
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