von Chamisso, Adelbert. A Sojourn at San Francisco Bay, 1816; By Adelbert von Chamisso, Scientist of the Russian Exploring Ship Rurik; Illustrated by a series of Drawings first published in 1822 by the Rurik's Artist, Louis Choris. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1936. Limited Edition. 
Red & gold cloth, 10 x 16 inches, title in gilt to spine, some smudges to the binding, binding otherwise fine. v., 16 pp. of text plus 8 color plates. Former library copy with pencil call numbers on ffep, blue ink name stamp on tp, last page of text, and limitation page. Plates are clean.
One of 250 copies printed by The Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California.
Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838), born in France; German-speaking author and scientist. His best-known work was Peter Schlemihls udersame Geschicte (1814), a tale in which the protagonist sold his shadow to the devil. He was a scientist, trained at the University of Berlin; noted for his discoveries of certain mollusks and for his studies of Australasian languages. He was the botanist on the scientific voyage around the world (1815-1818) with the Romanzov Discovery Expedition,and a portion of this diary makes up the text in this limited-edition work.