Lot 200 of 522:
Life & Adventures of Col. L.A. Norton, 1887  

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Title:
Life and Adventures of Col. L. A. Norton. Written by Himself

Author:
Norton, Col. L. A.

Place:
Oakland, CA

Publisher:
Pacific Press Publishing House

Date:
1887

Description:

492 pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author from an engraving. 19.4x14 cm (7¾x5½"), original olive green cloth with front cover stamped in black and lettered in gilt. First Edition.

An important pioneer narrative. Norton joined the Canadian Rebellion of 1837, was banished, captured and imprisoned, and later attempted to organize an invasion of Canada from Michigan. He also formed a company in Kane County, Illinois, and went to the Mexican War and discusses the Campaigns of '48 throughout the book. He went overland to California and gives accounts on the Indians, Plains, Mountains, adventures in gold diggings, stories of lynching, etc. Graff 3042; Cowan p. 457; Howes N210; Eberstadt 362; Rocq 15987; Kurutz 468.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Rubbing with some fraying at spine ends and corners, light bumps, some rubbing and soil to cloth; stains to endpapers, occasional spots within, binding slightly shaken; very good.


 
Item number:
301671
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