CALIFORNIA AND ITS RESOURCES. A Work for the Merchant, the Capitalist, and the Emigrant.
London: Trubner and Co., 1858. First Edition. 8vo. , 168 pp.,  advertisement, 22 illustrations on 18 plates, 8 are tinted; two folding maps, one with a long closed tear where the map is attached to a tab, and small closed tears at some folds, the other with a short tear at tab. Publishers black pebbled cloth, front board with gilt stamping, spine reinforced with black cloth tape. Ex-libris of NY Mercantile library with usual stamps. Some edge chipping, corners of boards worn. A good copy. The Yosemite illustrations are considered to be the first images of the area used in a book. They were done from drawings by Thomas A. Ayres. The caption title on the frontis. misspells the name of the falls as "Yo-Hamite Falls," which a previous owner has corrected in pencil. One of the best early guides to the resources of California with fair amount on gold mining. Cowan 64 p. 577. Currey & Kruska 296. ROCQ 17136. Wheat Gold Rush Books 181. Wheat Gold Rush Maps 312. Item #67307