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Auction 99, Lot 648

"What I Saw in California: being the Journal of a Tour… In the years 1846, 1847", Bryant, Edwin

Subject: History - California

Period: 1849 (published)

Publication: Appleton and Company


5 x 7.5 inches
12.7 x 19.1 cm
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Subtitled "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 1846-47." Narrative accounts of the gold mines and various routes. Third edition. 455 pp. No map included with this edition. Original embossed covered boards with gilt title on spine. Number #12 on the Zamorano 80 list of distinguished California books.


Condition: B

Staining and foxing throughout contents. Spine cracking. Short tears at top of spine and wear on bottom of spine. Previous owner's names handwritten on flyleaf.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/12/2002