Título: Echoes of the Past About California; and In ...
Editorial: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press, Chicago
Año de publicación: 1928
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Very Good+
Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket
Edición: First Edition. First Printing.
Full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion and border on front cover, fore and bottom edges deckle, t.e.g. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece with tissue-guard and fold-out map. The author of the first selection, "Echoes of the Past about California," John Bidwell (1819-1900) was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist. He is famous for leading one of the first emigrant parties, known as the Bartleson–Bidwell Party, along the California Trail, and for founding Chico, California. Bidwell obtained the rank of major while fighting in the Mexican–American War. He served in the California Senate in 1849, supervised the census of California in 1850 and again in 1860. He was a delegate to the 1860 national convention of the Democratic Party. He was appointed brigadier general of the California Militia in 1863. He was a delegate to the national convention of the Republican Party in 1864 and was a Republican member of Congress from 1865 to 1867. In 1892, Bidwell was the Prohibition Party candidate for President of the United States. The Bidwell/Cranfill ticket came in fourth place and received 271,058 votes, or 2.3% nationwide. It was the largest total vote and highest percentage of the vote received by any Prohibition Party national ticket. This book, Bidwell's autobiography, Echoes of the Past, was first published in 1900. The author of the second selection, "In Camp and Cabin," Rev. John Steele (1832-1905), a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church from Middleton County, New York. At the age of 18 Steele joined an overland wagon train for California. He published a narrative of the experience under the title "Across the Plains in 1850." He spent the next three years as a gold miner, and the present work is his account of that experience, first published in 1901, some 50 years after the events recounted. . The volume is in excellent condition, tight, square and clean. Spine mildly sunned with slight rubbing at head and heel, former owner's name stamped on ffep, else fine. VERY GOOD+ . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 26. Drawing and Fold-Out Map. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. (xxii), 377 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 9745
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