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1 A London Parson (Hervey R. Jones), TO SAN FRANCISCO AND BACK. BY A LONDON PARSON....
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, no date (ca. 1878) First edition. Original red cloth stamped with gilt and black dec Slightly cocked and worn at the extremities, former owner inscription, front inner hinge weak in spots, else very good. 223 pp. 7 3/8 x 5. 
Illustrated with woodcuts from photographs. Flake 4496.Page 63 reference to stop at Elko, Nevada, much on Mormons, polygamy, San Francisco, Yosemite, religion in U.S, 
Price: 120.00 USD
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2 Barnes, Demas, FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC, OVERLAND, A SERIES OF LETTERS.
New York: Van Nostrand, 1866. First edition. Original brown cloth with gilt title on front. Ex. Lib., front hinge weak, otherwise very good. 136 pages, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4. 
Frontis. portrait with tissue guard. Paher 78. Graff 188. Howes B-153. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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3 Benjamin, Marcus, JOHN BIDWELL, PIONEER. A SKETCH OF HIS CAREER..
Washington: Privately printed. 1907. First edition. Scarce. Hardbound in 3/4 brown leather over white paper-co Former owner's presentation bookplate. 1" piece of leather missing at top of spine, some shelf wear, else very good. 52 pages. 10 1/2 x 8. 
Frontis portrait of Bidwell, illustrated with photographic plates and facsms. Many of the photos are tipped in. Wagner-Camp 88 note. Howes, USiana, B353. Cowan p.47. Graff 253. Paher , Nevada: An Annotated Bibliography,116. Eberstadt Modern Narratives 32. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 Bennett, James OVERLAND JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA, JOURNAL OF JAMES BENNETT WHOSE PARTY LEFT NEW HARMONY IN 1850 AND CROSSED THE PLAINS AND MOUNTAINS UNTIL THE GOLDEN WEST WAS REACHED.
New York: Edward Eberstadt, Has imprint of first edition i.e. New Harmony, Ind. on cover. 1932. Reprint of 1850 newspaper articles, this is the first in book form. Limited to 200 copies. Original stiff printed softcover. Near fine. 45 pages. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. 
A descriptive account written by a journalist. Howes B 357a. Graff 261, Cowan p. 831. Mintz 33. Not in Paher, pp 37-45 re portion of trip through Nevada. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Bidwell, John. ECHOES OF THE PAST: AN ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST EMIGRANT TRAIN TO CALIFORNIA, FREMONT IN THE CONQUEST OF CALIFORNIA, HE DISCOVERY OF GOLD AND EARLY REMINISCENCES.
Chico, CA: The Chico Advertiser, ca. 1914. First edition. Original green printed wraps. Spine chipped, remnant of tape on head of front cover, edges worn, pages are age-toned, 91 pp. 6 7/8 X 5. 
illus. Posthumous publication of articles first appearing in Century Magazine in 1890-91.Wagner-Camp 88 note. Howes B-432. Cowan p. 52. Graff 292. Wheat 16, Paher 127. Mintz 36. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Boddam-Whetham, J.W. WESTERN WANDERINGS: A RECORD OF TRAVEL IN THE EVENING LAND.
London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1874 First edition. Original gilt and black decorated stamped green cl Front cover rubbed, extremity wear, front hinge weak, else very good. 364 pp.+ 8 pp. of ads for other publications 9 x 6 
Frontis., Illus with 12 plates. Cowan, Bibliography of the History of California, p. 59. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Burton, Richard F. THE CITY OF THE SAINTS AND ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO CALIFORNIA.
New York: Harper & Bros., 1862. First American Edition. Original black cloth stamped in blind with red tit Wagner-Camp 370. Flake, A Mormon Bibliography, 1027. Cowan p.87. Adams Herd 167. Howes B-1033. Paher, Nevada, An Annotated Bibliography 240. Six-Guns 347. Wheat, Transmissippi West, 5: p.23. Ex.lib copy with inked numbers on endpapers and stamp on title page, and there is a round red library stamp on the title page and the plate facing page 246, no other markings. Minor chipping on top of spine and extremeities and page rippling, else very good. Fold-out map torn in half, both pieces present. An important book and quite scarce. 574 pp. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. 
Frontis. with tissue guard, 9 illustrations in the text and 8 wood-engraved plates (including the frontis.), fold-out sheet with 3 maps; fold-out street plan of Salt Lake City, Illustrations are listed on page xv.; extensive appendix, index. Burton's well-written account of his travels in the American West. "Sir Richard departed from Saint Joseph on August 25. After a brief stay of about one month in Utah, he continued on to California, stopping briefly at Carson City and Virginia City on the way. Burton was very interested in the Mormons and wrote about them sympathetically. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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8 Burton, Richard F. THE CITY OF THE SAINTS AND ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO CALIFORNIA.
New York: Harper & Bros., 1862. First American Edition. Blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine  Wagner-Camp 370. Flake, A Mormon Bibliography, 1027. Cowan p.87. Adams Herd 167. Howes B-1033. Paher, Nevada, An Annotated Bibliography 240. Six-Guns 347. Wheat, Transmissippi West, 5: p.23. Light wear to foot of the spine; very light water stains around the perimeter of several preliminary leaves, else a tight, clean copy better than very good. An important book and quite scarce. 574 pp. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. 
Frontis. with tissue guard, 9 illustrations in the text and 8 wood-engraved plates (including the frontis.), fold-out sheet with 3 maps; fold-out street plan of Salt Lake City, Illustrations are listed on page xv.: extensive appendix, index. Burton's well-written account of his travels in the American West. "Sir Richard departed from Saint Joseph on August 25. After a brief stay of about one month in Utah, he continued on to California, stopping briefly at Carson City and Virginia City on the way. Burton was very interested in the Mormons and wrote about them sympathetically. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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9 Colquhoun, Archibald R., OVERLAND TO CHINA.
New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1900. 1st edition. Navy blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine and front  Corners worn, slight rubbing at the extremities, back hinge cracked and book very slightly cocked, else a VG, bright copy. 465 pp. + 2 pp. of publisher's ads. 8 7/8 x 6. 
Frontis portrait with tissue guard; four folding color maps; many illustrations; index. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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10 Crofutt, George A. CROFUTT'S TRANS-CONTINENTAL TOURIST.
New York and San Francisco: Geo. A. Crofutt, Publisher, 1874. Sixth Volume, Fifth annual revision. Original brown flexible cloth with gilt title on f Sunfaded, stain on back cover and some extremity wear, contents very good. 160 pages; 8 1/8 x 7 5/8 
Frontis. illus., folding maps. Scarce. A comprehensive guide of over five hundred cities, villages, resorts and where to look for and hunt buffalo and many other tips for tourists. Paher, Nevada: An Annotated Bibliography, 404. This book is signed on the inside front cover by A. J. Ralston, the brother of William Ralston of the California Bank and Comstock Lode fame (or infamy). It also has a book plate of Carl I. Wheat, a Califronia historian and writer. 
Price: 285.00 USD
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11 Cummins, Sarah J., AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND REMINISCENCES.
no place, M.J. Allen, Freewater, Or, , Printed by Walla Walla Bulletin. 1914. Grey printed soft covers. Some border discoloration of wraps, else near fine. 61 pages 8 x 5 1/8. 
Frontis. port. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Darlow, Alfred and Harry Brook. THE RAND-MCNALLY GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA VIA THE OVERLAND ROUTE.
Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1903. Green cloth, gilt spine titles. very good, a few pages with inked notations. 242 pages .+ multiple pages of ads. 8 7/8 x 5 1/2. 
Frontis., Illus., Very large folding map in color in the front of the book. , index. 
Price: 105.00 USD
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13 Dawson, Nicholas "Cheyenne". NARRATIVE OF NICHOLAS "CHEYENNE" DAWSON IN '41 AND '49 AND TEXAS IN '51.
San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1933. 2nd edition, limited to 500 copies. #7 of the Rare Americana Series. Cloth backed brown pictorial boards, printed paper Fine, except for offset shading on front, blank end paper and page rippling. 100 pages. + notes by Charles Camp. 10 1/8 x 6 3/4 
Illustrated with color drawings. "Dawson was a member of the Bidwell-Bartleson party...An important reminiscence, Dawson's was the last one written by a member of the 1841 party.' References: Graff 1027. Howes, USiana, D-159. Mintz, The Trail, 118. Adams Herd 661. CowanBibliography of California History, p.161. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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14 Decker, Peter. THE DIARIES OF PETER DECKER. OVERLAND TO CALIFORNIA IN 1849 AND LIFE IN THE MINES 1850-1851.
Georgetown, CA: Talisman Press, 1966. First edition. Red cloth with gilt stamped title on spine and fro Near Fine in a Near Fine pictorial dust jacket with only very slight shelf-wear. 338 pages. 9 1/4 x 6 5/8 
Frontis. port. in half tone, two folding maps, notes, appendix, index. Mintz , The Trail,120. Heckman 107.An interesting overland account. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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15 Drumheller, Daniel. "UNCLE DAN" DRUMHELLER TELLS THRILLS OF WESTERN TRAILS IN 1854.
Spokane: Inland-American Printing Co., 1925. First edition. Raised leather. Front hinge cracked, prior owner's bookplate and inscription, else very good. 131 pp. 12mo. 
Two portraits. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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16 Erk, Edmund Frederick. A MERRY CRUSADE TO THE GOLDEN GATE....
No place. Privately printed. 1906. First edition. Pictorial gilt and multicolored stamped black clo Slight backstrip wear and front hinge cracked and front part of binding a bit loose, else very good and bright. 319 pages. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4. 
Frontis. portrait with tissue guard, illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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17 Francl, Joseph. THE OVERLAND JOURNEY OF JOSEPH FRANCL, THE FIRST BOHEMIAN TO CROSS THE PLAINS TO THE CALIFORNIA GOLD FIELDS.
San Francisco: William P Wreden, 1968. First edition in English and first book edition, limited to 540 copies. Decorated boards with printed spine label. Fine in a plain white dust jacket with slight soil, wear and chipping, else very good. 55 pages. 10 1/4 x 7 1/2. 
55 original illustrations by Patricia Oberhaus. Mintz, The Trail, 162. Originally published serially in 1928, this is the first book publication. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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18 Frizzell, Lodisa, OBO ACROSS THE PLAINS TO CALIFORNIA IN 1852 FROM THE LITTLE WABASH RIVER IN ILLINOIS TO THE PACIFIC SPRINGS OF WYOMING.
New York: New York Public Library, 1915. First edition. Original brown printed wraps with title on front  Near fine. Rare. 30 pages. 10 x 7. 
3 plates of reproductions of paintings done by the author, 3 maps on one plate. Her journal ends in Wyoming. Written while snowbound in the Sierras. References: Mintz, The Trail, 167. Heckman 132. Cowan Bibliography of the History of California, p. 225. Graff 1446, Flake, A Mormon Bibliography, 3470. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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19 Harte, Bret STORIES OF CALIFORNIA AND THE FRONTIER: THE WRITINGS OF BRET HARTE IN TWENTY VOLUMES. OVERLAND EDITION. (TEN 10 VOLUMES OF THE SET).
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1896 is last copyright date listed. Overland Edition. Bound in flexible light brown leather. Gilt stampe The spines on all the books except one have uniformly sun-faded to a tan color. There is slight edge wear and a a few small rubs on each of the spines. Although the set is not complete, these ten volumes make an attractive appearance. 6 7/8 x 4 1/2. 
Frontis. in each volume. The Books are: Vol. III, The Story of a Mine and Other Tales; Vol. V, Maruja and Other Tales; Vol VII, Cressy and Other Tales; Vol. X, In a Hollow of the Hills and Other Tales; Vol. XII, Poems and Two Men of Sandy Bar; Vol. XIV, Gabriel Conroy, Bohemian Papers: Stories of and for the Young (Vol. II of two); Vol. XV, Three Partners and Other Tales; Vol. XVII, A Niece of Snapshot Harry's and Other Tales; Vol. XVIII, A Treasure of the Redwoods and Other Tales; Vol. XIX,Trent's Trust and Other Stories 
Price: 150.00 USD
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20 Hedin, Sven, ZU LAND NACH INDIEN DURCH PERSIEN, SEISTAN, BELUTSCHISTAN. (OVERLAND TO INDIA ) 2 VOLUMES.
Leipzig: S.A. Brockhaus, 1910. 1st German (?). Yellow buckram with black stamped title on front a Both volumes have spine darkening and some soil. Vol. I has split along upper 1/3 of joint and is missing a 1" triangular piece above spine title. Else VG and both volume interiors are NF. 2 volumes. Vol. I, 407 pages; Vol. II, 394 pages. 
Floral end papers, Illus. with 308 photographs, folding maps in color and each volume has a map in rear pocket. Text is in German. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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