An Overland Journey, from New York to San Francisco, in the Summer of 1859. Horace Greeley.

With a Signature

An Overland Journey, from New York to San Francisco, in the Summer of 1859.

New York; San Francisco: C.M. Saxton, Barker & Co.; H.H. Bancroft and Co, 1860.

First Edition. pp. 386, [10, ads]. [With:] Signature "Horace Greeley" on a card, dated 1871. 1 vols. 8vo. With a Signature. Original brown embossed cloth, rubbed at extremities, upper joint tender. Very Good Howes G355; Sabin 28940; Graff 1635; Wagner-Camp 359. Item #34687

First publication in book form of letters written by Greeley to the New York Tribune during his journey through Kansas, Utah, and California. “Whoever visits California a few years hence, will doubtless find it greatly changed from the California so hastily run over but faithfully described by me in August, 1859. … The antiquary of 1870 may derive gratification if not instruction from a contrast of the populous, enterprising, and thrifty Central North America of his day, with that same region overrun and roughly depicted by me in the summer of 1859”.

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