Auction 122, Lot 911

"California's Redwood Wonderland Humboldt County",

Subject: California

Period: 1923 (dated)


Color: Black & White

7 x 10.3 inches
17.8 x 26.2 cm

This first edition by D. L. Thornbury contains a pair of uncolored, engraved maps and is illustrated with fourteen black and white photographs, each with a romantic and inspiring caption. The large double-page photogravure of the Redwood's is a beautiful art photograph. Frontis map of California. Only 2000 copies of this edition were printed. The passages in this example include descriptions of the author's first automobile trip through the area, the prices of farmland and how much profit a dairy farmer can expect to make, and the events leading up to the expulsion of the Chinese population in 1885. Delmar L. Thornbury was the Principal of the Fortuna School in 1905, and later served as City superintendent of Eureka Schools from 1906 to 1911. Complete. 8vo. Bound in original beige cloth covered boards with brown stamped title on front and spine.


Condition: B+

Maps and illustrations are very good or fine, a few text pages have occasional foxing. Center four pages are loose. Covers are soiled. Spine is sound and binding is solid.

Estimate: $100 - $150


Closed on 12/5/2007