Lot 41 of 575:
Burnett Pioneers California & Oregon, 1880  

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

Title:
Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer

Author:
Burnett, Peter H.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
D. Appleton and Company

Date:
1880

Description:

xiii, 448 + [6] ad pp. (8vo) 19.7x12.2 cm (7¾x4¾"), original blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt and black. First Edition.

Burnett left his home in Missouri in 1843 a traveled to Oregon in the same company as Applegate, Lenox and Whitman. "This volume is important since it is the reminiscences of the first governor of California, but even more since it is the record of an early Oregonian who forsook the territory to which he had emigrated from Missouri and joined the gold rush to California in 1848" - Zamorano. Burnett abandoned mining after little more than a month, on Dec. 19, 1849, taking a job at Sutter's Fort as John A. Sutter, Jr.'s agent. Among his early reminiscences is his account of a sermon by Joseph Smith in Far West, Missouri, in 1838. Cowan p.86; Flake 1020; Graff 496; Howes B1000; Kurutz 99a; Mintz 66; Rocq 8471; Wheat Gold Rush 66; Zamorano 80, 13. Previous owner's bookplate on pastedown, some ownership marks on bottom edge of textblock.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some wear and soiling to cloth; hinges cracked, some soiling to top edge of textblock, occasional tears to pages; about very good.


 
Item number:
313146
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