Título: SKETCHES OF TRAVELS IN SOUTH AMERICA, MEXICO...
Encuadernación: Original cloth
Condición del libro: Good
Edición: 1st Edition
New York: James Egbert, 1860. 247pp. 12mo. Original brown pebbled cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Lightly chipped at spine ends, upper half inch of cloth torn on front joint, corners bumped and worn. Front hinge broken, previous owner's signature on front pastedown and ink stamp on front free endpaper. Quite clean internally. Good overall. Luther Schaeffer sailed around the Horn to California in 1849 and returned to the east coast via the Isthmus in 1852. Most of the text relates his travels around the California gold country, including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Downieville, Gold Run, Rough and Ready, Sacramento, and Stockton. He participated in the Gold Lake Expedition of 1850, and discusses legal cases, crime, Indians, mining experiences, weather, prices, and the many colorful characters he encountered. His accounts of Latin America include Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, Acapulco, and Panama. "An engaging narrative" - Wheat. "His narrations are exceedingly interesting" - Cowan. KURUTZ 558. WHEAT, GOLD RUSH 176. COWAN, p.570. ROCQ 6021. SABIN 77485. SMITH, AMERICAN TRAVELLERS ABROAD, S16. HOWELL 50:827. DECKER 33:105. GRAFF 3691. NORRIS CATALOGUE 3553. N° de ref. de la librería 1392
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