Los Gatos, CA: self-published / W.S. and Glenn Walker, 1885. Hardcover. 250p., cover-titled gilt. Worn and soiled cloth boards with signifcant rubbing to cloth along edges, titling dim; signatures are shaken, pages browned and soiled. Previous owner's name, place and date (Los Gatos, 1897) in pencil to front free endpaper.
The author chronicles his life traveling to and through California in search of, among other things, gold, happiness, etc. As the subtitle suggests, you can expect poems, sketches and tales. The two-page poem Hungryland, must be an authorial favorite.