A tale of two oceans; a new story by an old Californian. An account of a voyage from Philadelphia to San Franciso, around Cape Horn, yaers 1849-50, calling at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and at Juan Fernandez, in the South Pacific. Ezekiel I. Barra.

A tale of two oceans; a new story by an old Californian. An account of a voyage from Philadelphia to San Franciso, around Cape Horn, yaers 1849-50, calling at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and at Juan Fernandez, in the South Pacific

San Francisco: E.I. Barra [Press of Eastman & Co.], 1893. First edition, 8vo, pp. 198; wood-engraved vignette title page, 6 wood engravings in the text (2 full-page); original pictorial front wrapper and title page detached, back wrapper also detached, spine partially perished; minor chipping; all else very good. A detailed account of a voyage by a '49er from Philadelphia to San Francisco around Cape Horn in 1849-50, calling at Rio de Janerio and at Juan Fernandez (Robinson Crusoe's Island). Graff 193; Kurutz 37; Cowan (1933), p. 35: "The author for many years was a well-known character in San Francisco." And also an early collector of California coins. Item #55945

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