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. First Edition thus. Cloth-backed boards. 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. 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. A Very Good Plus copy (some soiling; slight edgewear; slight toning to ffe). 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. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books in boxes via media mail to anuy United States address. Very Good Plus / Custom Clear Mylar. Item #2336

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