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Zenas Leonard's Narrative  

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Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard

Leonard, Zenas

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[8], iv, 87 pp. (8vo) red leatherette lettered in gilt.

Facsimile printing of the excessively rare 1839 first edition published in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, the principal source of firsthand information concerning the California expedition of Joseph Reddeford Walker, of which the Rocky Mountain trapper Leonard was a member, during which the first non-Indians are believed to have gazed down upon the Yosemite Valley. (Cowan, p. 389; Currey & Kruska 235; Farquhar 1b; Howes L264; Zamarano Eighty 50.)

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