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Edwin Bryant
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. WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING ACCOUNTS OF THE GOLD MINES, VARIOUS ROUTES, OUTFIT, ETC., ETC.
D. Appleton & Company, New York | Philadelphia, 1849. Sixth Edition of Edwin Bryant's What I Saw in California. Attractive folding map of California and the western territories pasted onto the front flyleaf, with an outline of the Mexican Cession and western territories outlined in pink. Written during the Mexican-American War, and published the year after its conclusion; the book enjoyed the fervent interest of the American public in the recent territorial acquisitions and War. Previous owner's name on the front endpaper, of Major General George Mercer Brooke, commander of the Western Division of the U. S. Army in charge of territory west of the Mississippi during the War and year of publication. Slight surface loss to the top of the spine. Embossed brown cloth with gilt lettering. Very Good. Very Good binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB [Richmond, VA, U.S.A.]
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