Lot 194 of 435:
The Santa Fé Trail to California, 1849-1852  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Santa Fé Trail to California, 1849-1852: The Journal and Drawings of H.M.T. Powell
Author:
Powell, H.M.T.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Sol Lewis
Date:
1981
Description:

Edited with a Foreword by Douglas S. Watson. New Foreword by Howard R. Lamar. With 18 plates of drawings and maps, some folding, including frontispiece. (Folio) original full calf, raised bands on spine, publisher's cloth slipcase. One of 350 copies.

Day-by-day journal from Illinois, via Santa Fe, to San Diego. Kurutz calls the work "one of the most important and highly celebrated overland narratives. Its superb narrative...make[s] this a cornerstone of any Western travel collection. His delicate sketches of the missions and pueblos further embellish the volume." Originally published in 1931 for the Book Club of California by the Grabhorn Press, which was limited to 300 copies. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some light wear and sunning to slipcase; some light wear and rubbing to calf; near fine or better.
 
Item number:
290320
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