New York, NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1867. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good- condition. Item #019025
134 pages of text followed by [x] pages of publisher's advertisement. There is a small piece of lined paper affixed to the front endpaper which is written (in Spanish) and signed by John A. Sutter using his initials. Original hardcover cloth binding with heavy rubbing to the extremities, including chipping to the spine; protected in archival mylar. Contains a frontisportrait of John A. Sutter, and two engravings showing Sutter's Fort and Sutters Saw-Mill in Coloma. All of the illustrations are somewhat foxed. Tipped-in following the title page are two extra illustrations which are two photographic facsimiles. One is a portrait of Sutter showing his autograph dated 1878, and the other is a facsimile of a document containing his (and 7 other) autograph, and is identified as being from 1849. Included is the original bill of sale for the book from Goodspeed's Book Shop, Catalogue #193, Item #193. As this was obtained from a family member of the person listed on the Goodspeed's receipt, it is highly likely that Goodspeed's inserted the photographs to provide autograph authentication samples. There is a small bookplate on the inside front cover, with monograph T W T or T T W. Originally from Switzerland, Sutter (1803-1880) was a Swiss pioneer whose gold discovery in 1848 kicked off the subsequent Gold Rush. First edition.