Morongo Valley, CA: Sagebrush Press, 1984. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition Thus.Limited to 999 copies. 4to. 109pp. Foreword by Ardis Manly Walker. Newly constructed Index; Bibliography. Fold out map; five plates, chapter head piece illustrations. Rust cloth in illustrated dust jacket. A fine copy. Item #16495
One of the earliest biographies of this most famous of mountain men and explorers of the West [e.g., acclaimed as the ''discoverer'' of Yosemite Valley] who died in Contra Costa County in 1879. "Presents all available information on an eminent figure of the early fur trade era, the leader, in 1836, of the first trapping expedition into California over the Sierras." - Howes W165. (Graff 4558).