WAY SKETCHES: Containing Incidents of Travel Across the Plains, From St. Joseph to California in 1850. Lorenzo Sawyer.
WAY SKETCHES: Containing Incidents of Travel Across the Plains, From St. Joseph to California in 1850
WAY SKETCHES: Containing Incidents of Travel Across the Plains, From St. Joseph to California in 1850
WAY SKETCHES: Containing Incidents of Travel Across the Plains, From St. Joseph to California in 1850

WAY SKETCHES: Containing Incidents of Travel Across the Plains, From St. Joseph to California in 1850

New York: Edward Eberstadt, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 350 copies printed on Berkshire Text. "This is the first book edition of a series of articles found in the Family Visitor of Cleveland and Hudson from November 14, 1850, to March 16, 1851, and in the Ohio Observer of Hudson on November 6, 1850, and in later issues [...] Judge Sawyer took the California Trail, crossed over the Sierra via the Carson Pass, and arrived at Ringgold, near Placerville, on July 20, 1850, seventy-five days later. The second section of the book consists of Sawyer's five California letters, written for the Family Visitor from Nevada City and Sacramento between September and December 1850, 'detailing experiences at the mines and discussing the future destiny of California.' Sawyer began his book with an informative litany of necessary particulars for the benefit of fellow Buckeyes contemplating the same trip. The concluding section consists of historical notes, which incorporate the observations of over forty others who took the overland route to California." With the prospectus laid in. Octavo. Original brown paper-covered boards over a brown cloth spine, with gilt titles. Extremely faint offsetting to the front flyleaf; else fine in the original glassine dust wrapper. Housed in the publisher's two-part box. Kurutz, G.: The California Gold Rush, #556. Fine. Item #66177

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