Disenos of California Ranchos; Maps of thirty-seven Land Grants {1822-1846} from the records of the United States District Court, San Francisco. Robert H. Becker.
Disenos of California Ranchos; Maps of thirty-seven Land Grants {1822-1846} from the records of the United States District Court, San Francisco
Disenos of California Ranchos; Maps of thirty-seven Land Grants {1822-1846} from the records of the United States District Court, San Francisco

Disenos of California Ranchos; Maps of thirty-seven Land Grants {1822-1846} from the records of the United States District Court, San Francisco

San Francisco: Printed by The Grabhorn Press for The Book Club of California, 1964. Hardcover. Unpaginated, perhaps 150 pages with sizeable facsimile maps bound in (most large and folded) accompanied by b&w diagrammatic plats; letterpress folio (14x9.5 inches) backed in openweave raw linen over decorated boards. Find 37 facsimiles as called for, 27 of which are printed in colors. Fine unblemished copy of a very handsome book limited to 400 copies, prospectus is laid in. Christmas number.

Prospectus boasts "one of the most ambitious and attractive Christmas books ever to be printed by the Grabhorn Press and published by the Book Club.. a magnificent example of Grabhorn craftsmnship.. will be frequently consulted..The war between the United States and Mexico shattered the tranquillity of this peaceful countryside. In the ensuing years, each Mexican ranchero was obliged to defend the title to his land before United States tribunals, and in so doing had to submit as evidence originals or certified copies.."

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