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1 James Berry Brown Journal of a Journey Across the Plains in 1859. Edited with an Introduction by George R. Stewart
San Francisco, CA Book Club of California 1970 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Good Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 135. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press, set in Bembo and Janson-Antiqua types, letterpress by Arlen Philpott, lithography by Reliable Lithograph Co., binding by Schuberth Bookbindery. Tall 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 5/16 inches. Half title, frontispiece illustration, title page and headings printed in red, 15 illustrations including a map and images of indigenous plains peoples; text un-marked, pages lightly toned. Pictorial paper over boards, printed paper spine label, original plain white dust-jacket; binding square and tight, edges and end-papers foxed, jacket soiled and the spine is titled in pencil and faded. Prospectus included. Good. James Berry Brown was born on July 12, 1837 in Camden, Preble County, Ohio. He was educated in schools in Ohio and Iowa and was responsible for helping to support his family when his father joined the California gold rush in 1849. In 1859 James and his brother Jesse left Iowa to participate in the Pike's Peak gold rush, but en route they changed plans and headed for California. This is James Brown's journal of that trip. 
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