WAY SKETCHES CONTAINING INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL ACROSS THE PLAINS FROM ST. JOSEPH TO CALIFORNIA IN 1850 With Letters Describing Life and Conditions in the Gold Region
New York Edward Eberstadt 1926 125 (1) pages. Edited and with Historical notes and an Introduction by Edward Eberstadt. Cloth-backed boards with gold cover and spine titling. 6 1/2" x 9 3/4". Printed at The Kelmscott Press, New York. Frontis portrait of Judge Sawyer. Limited to 385 un-numbered copies. INSCRIBED by Editor Eberstadt to Dr. John Robertson, in ink on a front free endpaper. After the overland journey to California described herein, and working in the mines of El Dorado County, Sawyer practiced law in Sacramento, Nevada City and San Francisco. As United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Distrcit, he decided the 1884 case of Woodruff v. North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company (often called simply "The Sawyer Decsion") which virtually ended hydraulic mining in California. Some offset to endpapers; edgewear to covers, still, Very Good Plus, now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket.Cowan II, p.570; Kurutz 556; Graff 3687; Wheat, Books 175; Wagner-Camp-Becker 191; Mintz 403.
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Jacket Condition: Clear Mylar (Custom)
Binding: Cloth-backed boards
Condition: Very Good +
Book Id: 1094