California from 1769 to 1909: An Illustrated History Issued in Commemoration of the Portola Festival - Benjamin Shannon Allen (editor) 1910 - Privately Printed - Benjamin Shannon Allen - editor., San Francisco - First Edition Elegantly produced tribute to the Golden State, in two large format volumes, the first volume consisting of historical sketches, the second of biographies of leading Californians. Each page is separated by a glassine guard, with vignette sketch of a miner in the margins throughout.

Profusely illustrated from photographs. Includes 11½x16" colour silk American flag with 48 stars (approximately 100 years old), folded and laid in.
  Two volumes (book size 38x26 cm) pp. [2] 102 [2]; [2] 90 [2].   Condition: Light soiling and shelf wear; inked code on front free endpaper in each volume; else near fine.   Ref: 101657   Price: HK$ 6,800