Narrative of Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (Overland to California in '41 & '49, and Texas in '51) with an Introduction by Charles L. Camp and Colored Drawings by Arvilla Parker
1933·San Francisco, CA:
by Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (1819-1903)
San Francisco, CA:: Grabhorn Press,, 1933. First Edition, thus. Hardcover. Like New/Missing. Arvilla Parker. First Series: Rare Americana, No. 7. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. First printed in Austin, Texas in 1901. 8vo. 10 x 6 1/2 inches. [xii], 100,  pp. Title page and chapter heads printed in orange ink with color illustrations by Arvilla Parker; text clean, unmarked. Tan linen spine, printed brown paper over boards, illustration on front cover, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, LACKS original dust-jacket, light offsetting to end-papers as is common. Fine. "In 1841, 'Cheyenne' Dawson of Austin, Texas was part of the famed Bidwell-Bartleson Party, along with his brother-in-law and some 'neighbor boys.' After crossing the Colorado Desert and visiting Los Angeles, the prospectors reached the Mariposa diggings in November. Dawson worked the dry diggings and eventually got into freighting and tells how his fellow pioneer Charles Weber of Stockton tried to coax him into ranching. In April 1851, he began the return journey to Texas via the Isthmus." Kurutz. REFERENCES: Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, p. 161; Heller and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915-1940, No. 184; Howes, U.S.iana, No. D159; Kurutz, The California Gold Rush, N. 171. (Inventory #: GG217-011)
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