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Santa Fé Trail to California Grabhorn Press  

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The Santa Fé Trail to California, 1849-1852: The Journal and Drawings of H.M.T. Powell

Powell, H.M.T.

San Francisco

The Book Club of California



[14], 272 pp. Edited by Douglas S. Watson. With 18 maps and plates, some folding. (Folio) 34.5x23.5 cm (13½x9¼"), original niger-backed buckram, spine lettered in blind, raised bands, edges untrimmed, marbled slipcase. 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." Rare with slipcase. GB 158; Graff 3334; Howes P525; Kurutz 515; Rocq 17100: Eberstadt 137:517; Wheat Books 161; BCC 41.

Lot Amendments

Very light rubbing to extremities; hinges starting a bit, toning to endpapers, a nicer copy than generally encountered; very good.

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