Lot 39 of 575:
Edwin Bryant's What I Saw in California  

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

Title:
What I Saw in California: Being the Journal of a Tour by the Emigrant Route and South Pass of the Rocky Mountains, Across the Continent of North America, the Great Desert Basin, and Through California, in the Years 1846, 1847

Author:
Bryant, Edwin

Place:
Santa Ana

Publisher:
Fine Arts Press

Date:
1936

Description:

xxiv, 481, [1] pp. Notes, Index and Bibliography by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. Illustrated with frontispiece and drawings by Dorothy Smith Sides. Layout and Design by Thos. W. Williams. (8vo) 24.7x16.5 cm (9¾x6½"), original morocco-backed boards, spine lettered in gilt, decorations in blind; fore edge uncut.

Volume I in the Calafia Series from the press; described by Wagner-Camp as "a sumptuous volume," and noting that "Camp called the Bryant work `one of the most detailed and reliable of all the overland journals' and rated it with Clayton's and Schmolder's books as the three competent guides to be published in 1848. Moreover, Bryant's narrative is of further interest because of its description of the life and times of American Californians before the discovery of gold...." Cowan p.81; Howes B903; Kurutz 95 (note); Wagner-Camp 146 (note).


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Touches of wear to morocco; very good or better.


 
Item number:
318472
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