The Santa Fe Trail to California, 1849-1852. The Journal And Drawings Of H.M.T. Powell. Edited by Douglas S. Watson.
by Powell, H.M.T. Grabhorn Press.
Folio. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1931. Folio, , 272 pp. plus plates and folding map. Folding frontispiece. Quarter brown morocco as issued. One of 300 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press for The Book Club of California, and generally considered to be one of the masterpieces of Grabhorn printing. Powell’s extensive and detailed diary is one of the few gold rush narratives to follow the southern route, going over the Santa Fe Trail, through New Mexico and Arizona. His journal continues to record his sojourn in the mines. An important modern overland and fine press classic. Rittenhouse 471. Graff 3334. Hill, P.240. Streeter Sale 3229. Mintz 592. Kurutz 515. Howes P-525. Eberstadt 137:517. (7259) (Inventory #: 109896)
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