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Ivins, Virginia Wilcox
Pen Pictures of Early Western Days
[Keokuk], 1905. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. First Edition. Original cloth with gilt title, minor edge wear, 157 pages, frontis, very slight wear. Graff 2168, "Reminiscences of Iowa and a trip overland to California in 1853." Howes I93, Mintz 255, "Printed in a small private edition." Eberstadt 106:168: "One of the few journals of the Overland kept by a woman, it forms a record of toils and hardships truly pathetic. In the Sierras, with only men about and no water near, this poor lady became a mother! `With no one near to help, comfort or relieve, God only knows the fear and agony of that dreadful time.' There is, of course, much Indian material, as well as reminiscences of the early days and life in California." Eberstadt Modern Overlands 245. Very scarce in the first edition. It was reprinted in 1908 which is scarce..
Bookseller: Old West Books (ABAA) [Colorado Springs, CO, U.S.A.]

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