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The Story of California by May McNeer - First Edition - 1944 - from Hopkins Books (SKU: 21-239)

The Story of California

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The Story of California

by May McNeer

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  • hardcover
  • First
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First edition hardcover, published by Harper & Brothers, 1944. No dust jacket. Part of a series of illustrated children's books on the regions of the United States published by Harper with illustrations by Cornelius Hugh de Witt. Unpaginated, approx 40 pages, 10-1/8" X 11-1/8". Generously illustrated with scenes of the history and geography of California in four color lithographs of de Witt, many of which are full page illustrations. Illustrated boards with brown cloth covered spine. Illustrated map pastedown-ffep pages. The binding is tight and square. The boards are flat, and show only minor edge wear at the bottom and top edges and to the very tips of the corners. No former ownership marks, no writing on the text pages. This is not a library discard. The spine is entirely intact. Text pages show age tanning, which is typical of these editions considering the wartime paper stock used. A wonderful addition to the children's book collection. Attached photo is of the copy we have in our inventory, we have more editions from this series as well.


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Hopkins Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
The Story of California
May McNeer
C.H. De Witt
Book condition
second hand - Very Good+
Quantity available
Harper & Brothers
Date Published
California, wartime book, Western History
Bookseller catalogs
Children's Books;

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Hopkins Books

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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About Hopkins Books

We're a small, independent, family run book seller specializing in current fiction and non-fiction, with an emphasis on Art, Art History, History, Memoirs, Travel Memoirs, Signed First Editions, and Literature in Translation.Do you have any questions about our books ? Let us know, we'd love to hear from you! Do you want to see a photo of a book before you order it ? We try to post as many photos as possbiel, but sometimes there will be a item in inventory that does not show a photo here. So feel free to ask for photos, we don't mind at all. We package all of our orders carefully either in a box that has been designed to ship books, or in a padded envelope. We want to make sure you receive your order in the best possible condition!Our preferred shipping method is USPS Media Mail. Recently, the USPS has added tracking to Media Mail , which has been a great addition to this service.If you do choose to have your order shipped "Expedited", my shipping cost may seem higher than expected. Some of our books are large format hardcovers that can cost quite a bit when shipped expedited. So I would like to make sure that I can cover the cost upfront. However, if the actual cost of expedited shipping is less than the charge, I will refund the difference!


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Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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