Geographical Memoir upon Upper California in Illustration of his Map of Oregon and California by John Charles Fremont, Newly Reprinted from the Edition of 1848 with Introductions by Allan Nevins and Dale L. Morgan and a Reproduction of the Map.

By: John Charles Fremont (1813-1890).

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Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 116. LIMITED EDITION of 425 copies, designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher, composed by Mackenzie & Harris, Inc. in Van Dijck types, the display face is Hunt Roman by Hermann Zapf. 4to. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. xxxi, (67) pp. Portrait of Fremont, facsimile of his signature, two introductions by Allan Nevins and Dale Morgan, facsimile reproductions of original title page and appendix, map of Oregon and California in folder on rear pastedown; text clean, unmarked, some wrinkling to the map. Pictorial gray paper depicting Fremont's map over boards, dust-jacket missing; binding square and tight, very minor shelf wear on spine ends. Very Good. John C. Fremont was an American explorer, soldier, and politician. He was a key figure in America's myth of Manifest Destiny; he led five expeditions to the American West, and his maps and reports influenced many Americans to travel west. The text here is Fremont's memoir and map of his fourth expedition, which he published in the hopes of restoring his reputation after being publicly humiliated and court-martialed. Accomplished American historians Allan Nevins and Dale Morgan each provide an introduction to this edition; several sections of the original 1848 edition are presented in facsimile with permission from the Huntington Library and San Francisco Public Library Special Collections. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 116.

Title: Geographical Memoir upon Upper California in Illustration of his Map of Oregon and California by John Charles Fremont, Newly Reprinted from the Edition of 1848 with Introductions by Allan Nevins and Dale L. Morgan and a Reproduction of the Map.

Author Name: John Charles Fremont (1813-1890).

Categories: Book Club of California,

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 1964

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: GY815-238

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