London: William Shoberl, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good- condition. Item #017634
Two volume set. Leather spines and marbled paper-covered boards with cloth corners has moderate wear; protected in archival mylar. Complete with 23 plates including two lithographs. Title page of first volume has tear from bottom affecting the date and part of the publisher's imprint. One endpaper is lacking. There is scattered staining and soiling. Library name impressed on the bottom of the spine leather with no additional markings. Vol I: viii, 347 pages. Vol. II: [ii], 413 pages. Howes R558; Wheat Gold Rush 173; Cowan Pac West: "The charming narrative of an artist and bohemian who left unrecorded but little that he saw. His descriptions are among the best of the period." First edition.