Auction 123, Lot 886

"Sketches of California and Hawaii by Gunner USN Aboard the United States Sloop of War Cyane 1842-1843",

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1970 (dated)



10 x 15 inches
25.4 x 38.1 cm

This handsome book contains 21 lithographic reproductions of early sketches of Hawaii, Monterey, San Francisco etc. The prints were produced by George Waters, and are accompanied by explanatory text by William H. Meyers. At the back of the book is William Meyers' horoscope on the day of his birth interpreted by Joan Quigley. This is an unnumbered, limited edition of 450 copies from publication 136 by the Book Club of California. Hardbound in original red paper and canvas covered boards. Unpaginated. Small folio.


Condition: A

Contents near fine with an occasional finger mark.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/20/2008