Joseph W. Gregory
Title Gregory's Guide for California Travellers Via the Isthmus of Panama
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Publisher San Francisco Book Club of California 1949
Seller ID MC2-8
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies printed by Harold Seeger and Albert Sperisen at the Black Vine Press. Introduction by Edith M. Coulter. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 16,  pp. Frontispiece map of the Isthmus of Panama, title page and text printed in red and black with a ship vignette, reproduction of the original title page, illustration of Gregory's Express at Ophir, facsimile sheets of the Sacramento Union-Extra and an advertisement for Gregory's California Express bound in; text clean, un-marked, some very faint offsetting associated with the facsimile leaves. Orange cloth with a ship design by Paul W. Forster stamped in red, later plain brown paper jacket; binding square and tight, the supplied jacket has some tears and a typed title for the book taped on the front panel. Very Good. Reprinted from the scarce original in the possession of the Bancroft Library. The book was published first in New York by Nafis & Cornish in 1850. This reprint of the Book Club of California sold out upon publication. It was included in the Exhibition of Western Books of the Rounce & Coffin Club. Reference: Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 72.
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