Bayard Taylor (1825-1878).
Title Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama, Life in San Francisco and Monterey, Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949
Seller ID GY815-120
FIRST EDITION, thus. Series: Western Americana. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. [i], (xxx), (377) pp. 8 illustrations, one in color and the rest black and white; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black cloth, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners lightly bumped, dust-jacket with light shelf wear. Very Good. Bayard Taylor was an American writer and travel journalist who was known as a modern Marco Polo. Eldorado is his account of the California Gold Rush as a journalist for the New York Tribune. This edition is part of the Western Americana Series by Alfred A. Knopf, planned in connection with California's centenary celebrations, 1946-1950. The series was edited by Robert Glass Cleland of the Huntington Library, who provided an introduction for Eldorado.
Eldorado or Adventures in the Path of Empire Comprising a Voyage to California via Panama Life in San Francisco and Monterey Pictures of the Gold Region and Experiences of Mexican Travel, Bayard Taylor, California History, California Gold Rush