WHEELER, ALFRED. 1822-1903.
Land Titles in San Francisco, and the Laws Affecting the Same, with a Synopsis of All Grants and Sales of Land within the Limits Claimed by the City. San Francisco: Alta California Steam Printing Establishment, 1852.
127,  pp. 8vo (269 x 175 mm). Period half sheep over marbled boards, red leather spine label. Foxed, without map, binding rubbed.
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED on the front pastedown by Wheeler to early California historian Theodore H. Hittell. Includes list of land grants made from time of Mexican rule through to the water lots sold at the time of publication. Included near the end is: "Decision of United States Supreme Court in Regard to Title to Land Below High Water Mark." Cowan p 677; Greenwood 369; Howes W315; Sabin 103174.
Acquisition: purchased from William Reese Company, 2001, $400.
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