CALIFORNIA THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS AGO. Manuelo's Narrative. Translated From the Portugese by A Pioneer. [Published Anonymously].
San Francisco: Samuel Carson & Co. / New York: C.T. Dillingham, 1888. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo, original brown cloth lettered and designed in gold and blind. 333 pp, Frontispiece. Ink name on front blank, dated 1895, small label removed from upper corner of front fly, a very good, bright copy. From the Stuart Teitler collection of Lost Race Fiction. Very Good. Item #300190
¶ An account of California in the 16th Century. "A singular book ascribed to Cornelius Cole. Being apparently a weird fiction, to ascertain its purport would be as difficult as to find the individual who has read it. Pp. 141-186 are occupied by a remarkable poem in superlative doggerel, relating chiefly to San Francisco, from the arrival of the "San Carlos" to the advent of Denis Kearney and the Spring Valley water ring, which is only one of the numerous incongruities found in the "Narrative" - Cowan.