THE LOG OF APOLLO; Joseph Perkins Beach's Journal of the Voyage of the Ship Apollo from New York to San Francisco. James Perkins / DELGADO BEACH, James P.
THE LOG OF APOLLO; Joseph Perkins Beach's Journal of the Voyage of the Ship Apollo from New York to San Francisco

THE LOG OF APOLLO; Joseph Perkins Beach's Journal of the Voyage of the Ship Apollo from New York to San Francisco

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1986. First Edition. 122 pages. First Edition. One of 550 limited copies. Prosptectus laid in. Blue cloth. Printed spine and cover title labels. Quarto. Color frontispiece tipped in. Illustrated with eight plates (including two folding). Designed and printed at the Arion Press, San Francisco. Letterpress on Mohawk Superfine paper. Foreword by John Haskell Kembell. The packet ship Apollo, built in 1831, was purchased in 1848 by Moses Yale Beach, the father of the keeper of this journal, Joseph Perkins Beach. She sailed around the horn in 1849, loaded with mining implements other goods to be sold at Gold Rush prices in San Francisco. Abandoned by her crew on landing, Apollo was beached, shorn of her masts, and used as a storehouse, offices and a coffeehouse, before being destroyed by fire in 1851. This is the first definitive biography of a member of the "Gold Rush Fleet". (BCC #183; Kurutz 44). An As New copy in the original glassine wrapper. ALWAYS free shipping via media mail to any United States address. Item #1698

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