First edition. Longmans. London. 1875. Octavo. 183pp. Mounted Woodburytype frontispiece, 11 further Woodburytypes, folding map. Original publisher’s cloth, gilt lettering, rules and motif. Chipped to head and tail of spine. Corners bumped. Hinges strained. Occasional spotting. Page mounts for photographs slightly rippled. Small stamp to lower margin of p 33. Brown envelope tipped in to rear endpaper. Bookplates to fep, signature of Frederick Moule dated Nov 4th 1876 to ffep. *A note to this signature is loosely inserted. William Lord Watts (1850-1921) English mineralogist, geologist and an adventurer. Commissioned by the State Mining Bureau to investigate the oil geology of the Los Angeles Basin, Southern California and the State of California 1894-1900. *"Frederick John Moule was Vicar of St Peters Yaxley from 1868 to 1891. He was the third son of Henry Moule [1801-1880] Vicar of Fordington. Frederick’s brother Horatio, the best friend of Thomas Hardy, committed suicide by cutting his own throat with a razor in 1873 whilst in what a court ruled ‘a state of temporary insanity’. His other brother, Charles, was Hardy’s model for Angel Clare in Tess of the D’Urbervilles" Monsignor Joseph M. Gleason (1869-1942) Californian Catholic priest at the Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales, Oakland, California. A, member of the Native Sons of the Golden West, historian, raconteur and noted collector of books and photographs. His collection of over 100,000 volumes was housed in the San Francisco College for Women Lone Mountain library. Arthur William Barber Attorney of Hervey, Barber & McKee, of 34 Nassau Street, New York. Secretary United States Trade Mark Association.
Author Watts, William Lord
Binding Original cloth