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Travels in Mexico and California: Comprising a Journal of a Tour from Brazos Santiago, Through Central Mexico, by Way of Monterey, Chihuahua, the Country of the Apaches, and the River Gila, to the Mining Districts of California

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Title: Travels in Mexico and California: Comprising a Journal of a Tour from Brazos Santiago, Through Central Mexico, by Way of Monterey, Chihuahua, the Country of the Apaches, and the River Gila, to the Mining Districts of California Author: Clarke, A[sa] B. Place: Boston Publisher: Wright & Hasty Date: 1852 Description: 138 pp. 7½x4½, original printed wrappers, modern folding cloth case. First Edition. Clarke was employed by the Hampden Mining Company, sailed from New York in January, 1849, and traveled through central Mexico and Arizona before reaching the California gold region in August of that year. His narrative provides the first printed description of the route from Camargo, Mexico through Chihuahua and Sonora to the Gila River of Arizona. The book is also said to contain on page 12, the earliest reference in print to petroleum in Los Angeles. Cowan p. 128; Graff 746; Howes C451; Kurutz 138a; Sabin 13393; Streeter 3169; Wagner-Camp, Becker 210. Lot Amendments Condition: Wrappers dampstained, ¾" chip at top left of front wrapper, a few small edge chips; dampstaining to title-page and first 25 or so pages, lighter towards the end, good to very good. Item number: 264222

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Auktionshaus: PBA Galleries
Titel: Sale 560 - Rare Americana with California & the P.P.I.E.
Auktionsdatum: 14.05.2015
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