A POPULAR HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD OF ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME. By Lucia Norman [pseudonym]. Second edition, revised and enlarged by T. E. San Francisco: A. Roman, Agt.,Publisher, 1883. 17x12 cm, pp. [i-ix] x-xv [xvi]  18-216 [217-219: ads] [220: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece, original red cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, floral patterned endpapers. Second edition, enlarged. A new edition of A YOUTH'S HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD OF ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME (San Francisco: A. Roman & Company, 1867). The 1867 edition is uncommon. "Among the earliest schoolbooks relating exclusively to California. The author, Louise Palmer Heaven, wrote a number of children’s books under different pseudonyms" (Howell). Heaven was a popular contributor to OVERLAND MONTHLY and the author of "indifferent novels" (Walker, San Francisco's Literary Frontier), whose best known work is CHATA AND CHINITA (1889), a novel set in Mexico. Cowan (1933), p. 456. Sabin 55495. California news agent's stamp on the front and rear flyleaves. Cloth worn at edges, a sound, good copy. A nice copy overall. (#166754).
"Second edition, revised and enlarged" on title page.