Lot 231 of 455:
Hittell: The Adventures of James Capen Adams. 1860  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The Adventures of James Capen Adams, Mountaineer and Grizzly Bear Hunter, of California
Author:
Hittell, Theodore H.
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Towne & Bacon
Date:
1860
Description:

378 pp. With wood-engraved plates by Charles Nahl. 18.7x11.3 cm (7¾x4½"), original blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Scarce first edition, based on Adams' own account, of this story of one of the legendary California pioneers and mountain men. Greenwood notes that "Adams dictated his memoirs to Hittell at the Pacific Museum in San Francisco. Cowan regarded it as "probably the most popular work of its time issued in California". Cowan p.284; Graff 1912; Greenwood 1274; Howes H543; Wagner-Camp 348:1; Zamorano Eighty 42.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Moderate wear, slight lean, nicks and joint ends, rubbing and soil; some sprung pages and tender signatures, front hinge starting; about very good.
 
Item number:
307677
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