A journey to lower Oregon & upper California, 1848-1849. Samuel Chenery Damon, Rev.
A journey to lower Oregon & upper California, 1848-1849

A journey to lower Oregon & upper California, 1848-1849

San Francisco: John J. Newbegin, 1927. First edition limited to 250 numbered copies printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, with a frontispiece and initials by Valenti Angelo, small 4to, pp. [4], v, [3], 86, [1]; original quarteer calf over marbled boards, black morocco label on spine; a little scuffing, else very good. Inscribed by "Edward Chenery Gale (nephew of the voyager and traveller.) Minneapolis, January 16, 1932." The Preface is by Ethel M. Damon. The book was selected by AIGA as one of the fifty best books of the year. Grabhorn Bibliography 99; Howes D-44; see Forbes 1726 for the original Honolulu edition of 1849: "This is an account of Damon's trip to Oregon and California ... [His] well-written narrative is a classic and provides an early account of life in the gold mines." Originally issued in The Friend (Sept. 1 to Dec. 20, 1849) it was afterwards published in book form using the same sheets but with a new title page. Item #38241

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