Morongo Valley, California: The Sagebrush Press, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. 121 p. Foreword by Ardis Manly Walker. Six pp. illustrations and a folding map, with textual decorations by Lawrence A. Patterson. First edition thus, limited to 999 copies signed by the publisher. A reissue of the scarce 1934 first edition that was limited to only 100 copies. A native of Tennessee, Walker (1798-1876) became a frontiersman in Missouri before reconnoitering the Far West under Captain Benjamin Bonneville. Walker's detachment of Bonneville's company were the first white men to make a westward crossing of the Sierra Nevada (1833) and perhaps the first to see Yosemite. He later led an expedition with J.B. Chiles (1843) and was a guide on Fremont's second and third expeditions (1844, 1845-46). Quarto. Original brown cloth binding, with gilt titles. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine / Fine. Item #61891
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