New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1917. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 235 p. Near Fine. Item #12111057
Written after the author had passed 88 years of age, this important early work follows his decision as a young man to leave his home in the East to seek gold in California in 1850. The book chronicles their travel westward and their life in San Francisco, as well as recollections of early Sacramento, Salinas, Native Americans encountered, fighting off attacks by wolves, and even travels in Arizona: a fascinating and somewhat scarce glimpse into early pioneer life in California. ***DESCRIPTION: Orange cloth with gilt lettering on front board and spine, plain endpapers, author portrait as frontispiece with tissue guard; pagination: 235 pp. ***CONDITION: Overall near fine with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with a minimum of rubbing. There is very minor soiling to boards, very minor wear to head/tail of the spine, prior owner name in a flowing script on the front free endpaper, small label with prior bookseller (Books Inc., Fairmont Hotel, SF) on rear paste-down, all pages clean with exception of very small (5mm) burn-hole on page 49. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.