San Francisco, CA: N.J. Stone & Company, 1898. Early edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good+ condition. Item #017713
Four volume set; complete. Bound in tan buckram with minor shelfwear, with black and maroon leather spine labels in excellent condition. Vol. I: 799 pages. Vol. II: 823 pages. Vol III: 981 pages. Vol. IV: 858 pages of text including an extensive index. The 4th volume has a tear to the front marbled endpaper and the top edge of the 2nd blank endpaper. Several endpapers with a previous owner's name rubbed off, with traces remaining partially visible. Howes H544. Cowan Bibliography of CA & PacWest: "The best history of California...Mr. Hittell used very extensively for his sources of history the archives of California...completely destroyed in the great fire of 1906." Number 43 of the Zamorano 80. An early uniform edition.