George C. Yount and His Chronicles of the West; Comprising Extracts from His "Memoirs" and from the Orange Clark "Narrative"

Denver: Old West Publishing Company, 1966. First Edition, one of 1250 copies designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Quarto; xviii, 280pp. Color frontis ('Indians of California gamblling'); large folding map ('Yount's ten-year Odessey (sic) in the West 1826-1836') tipped at rear. Unbound (without covers), text block intact. It appears that the text block was never bound. Light foxing to first page else fine condition. Item #20888

Yount was a trapper in William Wolfskill's party from New Mexico and came to California in 1831. He was the first Euro-American permanent settler in the Napa Valley, where he was the grantee of two Mexican land grants. Yountville, California is named for him.

Price: $50.00

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