The CENTENNIAL YEAR BOOK Of ALAMEDA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, Containing a Summary of the Discovery and Settlement of California; A Description of the Contra Costa under Spanish, Mexican and American Rule; An Account of the Organization and Settlement of Alameda County, with a Yearly Synopsis of Important Events, Down to the Centennial Year of American Independence, Together with the Important Events of the Year 1876. Also, A Gazetteer of Each Township, Useful Local and General Statistical Information, Appropriate for the Present Time. To Which are Added Biographical Sketches of Prominent Pioneers and Public Men.
Oakland, Cal. Pubished by William Halley, 1876. 1st edition (Bradford 2068; Cowan II, p. 260; Filby, p. 21; Norris 13; Rocq 3). iv, , v - xv, , 586,  pp. Illustrated with wood engravings, though lacking the sometimes-present hotel wood engravings at front. 8vo. Original publisher's black cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering/decorations. General extremity wear, chipping to spine ends, a bit cocked. Foxing. An About VG copy. Item #28032.3
"the contents form the best source of authority that we have for the history of this county." [Cowan].