Seeking the Elephant, 1849: James Mason Hutchings' Journal of His Overland Trek to California...and Letters From the Mother Lode. James Mason Hutchings.

Seeking the Elephant, 1849: James Mason Hutchings' Journal of His Overland Trek to California...and Letters From the Mother Lode

Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Co., 1980. First Edition, Limited to 40 numbered copies. Half-leather. 8vo. 209 pp. Index. Illustrations. Edited and Introduced by Shirley Sargent. Half maroon leather spine over maroon cloth covered boards; gilt lettering & ruling. A fine copy, as new. Item #18859
ISBN: 087062136x

"Hutchings was an English emigrant who chased gold in California in 1849, and found fame instead. He was the earliest promoter and innkeeper in Yosemite Valley, and a pioneer California journalist and publisher...This is a most literate diary, and was very well edited by Ms. Sargent." - Clark & Brunet 134. Volume XII in the American Trail Series. (Kurutz 349; Mattes 504; Mintz 249).

Price: $200.00

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