New York / San Francisco: W. J. Widdleton, Pub. / A. Roman & Company, 1865. 423p. including author's preface datelined San Francisco; rubricated title page (this leaf bears an ownership label and signature), t.e.g., first edition bevelled boards in diced maroon cloth. Somewhat edgeworn with some fraying, and the front hinge is lightly cracked.
Scottish immigrant to the US who spent time in California. Poetry and prose on California, Lincoln, slavery, perfidy of the South, etc., also much in Scots dialect. Dedication is to William Cullen Bryant whom he read in youth and apparently contacted and befriended.