Aberdeen Scotland: George Clark and Son, 1847. Hardcover. 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.