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Upham's Voyage to California 1878

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Author: Upham, Samuel C.
Title: Notes of a Voyage to California Via Cape Horn, Together with Scenes in El Dorado, in the Years 1849-1850
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher:Published by the author
Date Published: 1878
Description:


[2], 7-594 pp. Illustrated with numerous wood-engraved plates; double frontispiece portraits. (8vo), original cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, beveled edges, all edges gilt. First Edition.



"A clear and detailed account of a trip to California via Cape Horn in 1849, with return via Panama in 1850. The author was one of the original proprietors of the Sacramento Transcript, and the volume contains much of interest on early California newspapers and the Sacramento squatter riots of 1850" - Zamorano Eighty. Kurutz calls the book an "important reminiscence," and notes that it was sold by subscription in an edition of 600 copies. Cowan p.652; Howes U23; Kurutz 647; Wheat Gold Rush 215; Zamorano Eighty 76.

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Cloth soiled, some wear, hinges cracking; good.
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Upham's Voyage to California 1878

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Lot 0338 Details

Description
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Heading:
Author: Upham, Samuel C.
Title: Notes of a Voyage to California Via Cape Horn, Together with Scenes in El Dorado, in the Years 1849-1850
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher:Published by the author
Date Published: 1878
Description:


[2], 7-594 pp. Illustrated with numerous wood-engraved plates; double frontispiece portraits. (8vo), original cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, beveled edges, all edges gilt. First Edition.



"A clear and detailed account of a trip to California via Cape Horn in 1849, with return via Panama in 1850. The author was one of the original proprietors of the Sacramento Transcript, and the volume contains much of interest on early California newspapers and the Sacramento squatter riots of 1850" - Zamorano Eighty. Kurutz calls the book an "important reminiscence," and notes that it was sold by subscription in an edition of 600 copies. Cowan p.652; Howes U23; Kurutz 647; Wheat Gold Rush 215; Zamorano Eighty 76.

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Cloth soiled, some wear, hinges cracking; good.

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