The Diary of Philip Leget Edwards: The Great Cattle Drive from California to Oregon in 1837

The Diary of Philip Leget Edwards: The Great Cattle Drive from California to Oregon in 1837

Edwards, Philip Leget; Introduction by Douglas S. Watson

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Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: Grabhorn Press
Date Published: 1932
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 40010

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47pp. Small slim quarto [25.5 cm] 1/4 pale green cloth with marbled paper over boards, and a green paper title labels stamped in gilt on the spine and front cover. Color frontispiece illustration of Yerba Buena, from a lithograph by John J. Vioget. Top edge trimmed, other edges deckled. Very good. The free endsheets are heavily darkened. With the publisher's original bill to the subscriber in a Grabhorn Press envelope tucked in.

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Number 4, Rare American Series. From the Introduction- "Aside from the historical importance which Henry R. Wagner in his 'Plains and the Rockies' assigns to it, the story of the great cattle drive from California to Oregon in 1837 presents a picture of early western life, of hardships and obstacles overcome, told in forceful yet simple language, which gave it a lasting place in the literature of the American conquest of this continent."