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Gilliam, Albert M., late U.S. consul to California

Travels in Mexico during the years 1843 and 44; including a description of California, the principal cities and mining districts of that republic; the Oregon territory, etc. A new and compolete edition.

George Clark and Son, Aberdeen Scotland. 1847, vi, 312p., untrimmed edges opened neatly throughout, 7.5x4.5 inch boards decorated in blind panelings and gilt spine titling. A fair copy only, principally because backstrip is detached and torn in two; casing is worn and rubbed with somewhat frayed extremities; textblock reasonably sound and square but a little stiffish, and find a number of pencilled bracket-lines, these old and relatively neat. To the good, hinges are sound, endsheets are present and except for paste-creep shadows, unmarked. A better-than-reading copy, but not by much. Gilliam and his small entourage met violence, were prepared for shoot-outs; some diplomat! Postscript: contains minor reflections on California, little or no firsthand accounts. Publisher may have boosted a California angle because of burgeoning anexation enthusiasm

Cat.No: 189871

Price: $40.00

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