SEYD, Ernest (1830-1831)
California and its Resources
London: Truebner & Co., 1858. 12mo. 168,  pp. Two folding maps, 18 plates (i.e 23 views on 18 sheets, 10 lithographed). Publisher's ad in the rear.
Publisher's pebbled cloth, covers blocked in blind, upper cover with central block in gilt of a US $50 gold coin, minor wear at joints
One of the best early surveys on the natural resources of California, with much on the mining industry. In addition, there is a short discussion of Yosemite Valley, as well as two tinted lithographed views; Currey and Kruska state that "these...appear to be the first views of Yosemite Valley published in a book."
Anderson 540 (stating only a few copies contained the gold slug); Bradford 4909; Cowan I, p. 210; Currey & Kruska, Yosemite , 296; Howes S310; Wheat Gold Rush 181; Rocq. 17136.