Lot 49 of 455:
Bledsoe's Indian Wars of the Northwest 1885  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$660
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Indian Wars of the Northwest. A California Sketch
Author:
Bledsoe, A.J.
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Bacon & Co.
Date:
1885
Description:

[4], 9-505 pp. Errata tipped-in at p. [9]. 8¾x5¾", period law calf, gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels. First Edition.

Important work dealing with the settlement of the northwest coast counties of California, and treating in detail the many Indian uprisings of Trinity, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties during the first fifteen years of California statehood. J. Gregg Layne in the Zamorano Eighty notes that "in this book a full account is given of the discovery of Humboldt Bay by Dr. Gregg of Commerce of the Prairies fame. Dr. Gregg's party were the first Americans to see Humboldt Bay. Gregg lost his life by starvation on his way back to his headquarters, and was buried near Clear Lake." Cowan p.57; Howes B529; Zamorano 80 #6.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spine and cover darkened a bit, some scuffs and soiling; front hinge a bit tender leaves toned; very good.
 
Item number:
302845
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