New York: Harper and Brothers, 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 1/4 X 7 7/8 Inches. 436 PP. Very Good. Item #1316
First printing copy with matching dates of 1864 on the copyright and title-page. Bound in original publisher cloth highly embossed in blind on front and rear cover. Slight sunning to spine. Mid-20th century account of California exploration, including mines and mining. The book starts with the exploration of the Juan Fernandez islands and Mas a Tierra in particular. Browne claims to have found evidence of Selkirk's inhabitance in a cave on the island. PO name to ffep. Binding is tight and hinges are strong. A much nicer copy than usually encountered.