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ECCLESTON, Robert (C. Gregory Crampton, Editor)

Salt Lake City University of Utah Press 1975 Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket Large Octavo (vii)168 pages. Black cloth-backed copper cloth boards. Copper spine lettering and front cover blind-stamp of pick and shovel. Frontis portrait from photograph of Eccleston. Folding map of The Mariposa Indian War, showing the campaigns of the Mariposa Battalion, in and around Yosemite. .This is the 1975 reprint edition of the 1957 edition by the University of Utah Press. The Utah editions continue the first published diaries of Robert Eccleston, under the title "Overland to California on the Southwestern Trail, 1849", distributed to the Friends of the Bancroft Library in 1950. In addition to the diaries, the Utah editions contain the aforementioned map, Dr. Crampton's useful notes and Introduction, a full roster of the Mariposa Battalion, and a bibliography. Eccleston is the only member of the Battalion known to have kept a contemporary record of the War. While pursuing the Indians, the Mariposa Battalion explored the Yosemite valley, the Fresno Big Trees, and the High Sierra between the main forks of the Merced and San Joaquin Rivers. San Jose historian Clyde Arbuckle's copy with his name unobtrusively stamped on the front pastedown under the DJ flap; else near fine, in a near-fine jacket, with slight rubbing and sunning of the spine and a small closed rear cover tear. Kurutz 215. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.

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Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket

Book Id: 95

Price: $28.00

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