Lot 116 of 435:
Horace Greeley Overland Journey to San Francisco  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
An Overland Journey, From New York to San Francisco, in the Summer of 1859
Author:
Greeley, Horace
Place:
New York
Publisher:
C.M. Saxton
Date:
1860
Description:

386 + [10] ad pp. (8vo)  19x12 cm (7½x5") original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

With a typewritten slip of paper containing a short biography of the author, dated Sept. 1953, taped to the front free endpaper. "Horace Greeley's narrative of his transcontinental journey first appeared as letters in his New York Tribune, before it publication as a book.... He traveled up the Republican River and on to Cherry Creek to the Pike's Peak gold diggings, thence north to Fort Laramie, South Pass, Salt Lake City, and to California by the Carson River route..." (Wagner-Camp). Cowan p.247; Graff 1635; Howes G355; Mintz 189; Wagner-Camp 359.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Fair amount of wear and rubbing to cloth, some slitting to cloth along spine; rear hinge cracked, ownership label and pencil inscriptions on front endpapers, a bit shaken but still solid; good or better.
 
Item number:
290526
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