(AMADOR COUNTY). [Mason, Jesse D.]. History of Amador County, California, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Oakland, CA.: Thompson & Wes, 1881. 344pp. plus scores of lithographic plates and portraits. Quarto. Original half morocco and gilt pebbled cloth. Spine slightly rubbed, else very good. ROCQ 1237. COWAN, p.13. HOWES A196. A scarce California county history and mug book, illustrated with many handsome lithographs of ranches and home sites, mining operations, public buildings, and the like. Includes chapters on the Donner Party, San Joaquin county, the Spanish and Mexican periods, early agriculture, mining, gold discoveries, local politics, and the usual biographies. Amador County was created in 1854 from a portion of Calaveras County.