Title A Year of American Travel: Narrative of Personal Experience by Jessie Benton Fremont.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition Missing
Edition First Edition, thus.
Publisher San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1960
Illustrator Ernest Freed.
Seller ID GG217-016
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 104. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies printed by Saul and Lilian Marks at the Plantin Press with Perpetual and Felicity monotype on machine made paper. 8vo. 10 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches. [xvi], (122) pp. Half-title, title page printed in brick-red and black inks, 13 linoleum cuts and copperplates throughout; text clean, unmarked. Quarter brown patterned cloth over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear, LACKS dust-jacket. Near Fine. "Jesse Fremont turned to writing in the 1870s primarily from financial necessity. She became a prolific and popular author with perhaps seventy publications to her credit. This memoir was originally published in 1878 in an anthology of prose and poetry in the Harper's Half-Hour Series. The abstractionist illustrations in the Club's edition proved to be controversial, some members expressing a preference for more representational depictions. The bookmaking enjoyed wide approval." Harlan. "Muir Dawson says that Saul Marks did not get the chance to work with illustration as much as he wanted to, and was particularly proud of this book." Harmsen and Tabor. The texts reprinted here include: "Voyage to California 1848: Impressions of Panama;" "San Francisco, Monterey, San Jose, &c.;" and a "Letter from Colonel John Charles Fremont, Describing his Expedition to the Rocky Mountains made during the Winter of 1848-49;" with an Introduction by Patrice Manahan. REFERENCES: Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press of Saul & Lillian Marks, No. 174; Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 104.
Jessie Benton Fremont, A Year of American Travel Narrative of Personal Experience by Jessie Benton Fremont, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Saul Marks, Lillian Marks, Plantin Press, Ernest Freed, Patrice Manahan,