Title The Diary of Philip Leget Edwards: The Great Cattle Drive from California to Oregon in 1837.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition, thus.
Publisher San Francisco, CA: Grabhorn Press, 1932
Illustrator John F. Vioget.
Seller ID GG217-014
First Series: Rare Americana, No. 4. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed in Baskerville monotype on Van Gelder paper. Small 4to. 10 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches. [vi], 47, [1 blank] pp. Color frontispiece of Yerba Buena in the spring of 1837 from a lithograph by John F. Vioget, title page printed in black and brick-red inks, Introduction by Douglas S. Watson, chapter heading and cattle vignette by Arvilla Parker on page 1 printed in brick-red ink; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth spine, marbled paper over boards, printed paper spine and front cover labels titled in gilt, plain brown paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, boards lightly bowed, front and rear free end-papers toned, else Fine. This "story of the great cattle drive from California to Oregon in 1837 presents a picture of early far western life, of hardships and obstacles overcome, told in forceful yet simple language, which give it a lasting place in the literature of the American conquest of this continent." From the Introduction by Douglas S. Watson. The original Diary resides in the California State Library; the first printing was issued serially in an 1860 California magazine. REFERENCE: Heller and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915-1940, No. 172; Howes, U.S.iana, No. E66.
Philip Leget Edwards, The Diary of Philip Leget Edwards The Great Cattle Drive from California to Oregon in 1837, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Grabhorn Press, Rare Americana, John F. Vioget, Douglas Watson, Arvilla Parker