Lot 207 of 576:
The Santa Fé Trail to California Grabhorn Press  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$660
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
The Santa Fé Trail to California, 1849-1852: The Journal and Drawings of H.M.T. Powell
Author:
Powell, H.M.T.
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
The Book Club of California
Date:
[1931]
Description:

[14], 272 pp. Edited by Douglas S. Watson. With 18 maps and plates, some folding. (Folio) 34.5x23.5 cm (13½x9¼"), original buckram, rebacked with modern tan morocco spine, lettered in blind, raised bands, edges untrimmed. One of 300 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. First Edition.

Daily journal from Illinois, via Santa Fe, to San Diego and continuing account of the mines. Kurutz calls the work "one of the most important and highly celebrated overland narratives. Its superb narrative combined with the elegant presentation of the Grabhorn Press make this a cornerstone of any Western travel collection. His delicate sketches of the missions and pueblos further embellish the volume." GB 158; Graff 3334; Howes P525; Kurutz 515; Rocq 17100; Eberstadt 137:517; Wheat Books 161.

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Condition:
Light wear, bookplate; a bit of offsetting to plates; near fine.
 
Item number:
269396
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