Lot 354 of 455:
Smith: Journal of a Trip to California - 1850  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Journal of a Trip to California: Across the Continent from Weston, Mo., to Weber Creek, Cal. in the Summer of 1850

Author:
Smith, C.W.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
[Cadmus] Book Shop

Date:
[1920]

Description:

79 pp. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by R.W.G. Vail. (8vo) gilt-lettered red cloth, supplied slipcase. First Edition.

 

 

"Smith's diary provides only his transplains tour late in 1850" - Wheat. Mintz notes that the tour included "adventures of some interest. Smith tells of incidents with the Indians, ferry boats, Wisconsin wagons, and, among other things, lack of food." Cowan p.592; Kurutz 587; Mintz 428; Wheat Gold Rush 191. Bearflag and American flag woodcut bookplate of Arthur R. Andersen.


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Condition:
Light soiling and a few scuffs; hints of foxing to endpapers; near fine.


 
Item number:
302889
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