San Francisco: Joseph W. Gregory, 1851.
 blank leaves. 24mo. Original dark purple wrappers printed in gilt. Minor ink stains on inner wrappers, otherwise a near fine copy, with the original unused plain paper envelope Item #320912
A lovely example of an unused Gold Rush letter book, intended to advertise Joseph Gregory's California and New York Express Line by means of a convenient way for gold seekers in California to communicate with friends and family back home. According to the wrapper, "this book is made of the finest letter paper, and of the size of a folded letter, which, with an envelope, will not exceed the weight of a single letter, and is more convenient than paper in sheets." Gregory also published a pamphlet, GREGORY'S GUIDE FOR CALIFORNIA TRAVELLERS; VIA THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA (1850). This is a scarce California Gold Rush ephemeron.
Price: $850.00 Free International Delivery