LIFE ON THE PLAINS AND AMONG THE DIGGINGS; BEING SCENES AND ADVENTURES OF AN OVERLAND JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA: WITH PARTICULAR INCIDENTS OF THE ROUTE, MISTAKES AND SUFFERINGS OF THE EMIGRANTS....

Auburn & Buffalo: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854. 384pp. plus four plates (including frontispiece). Modern marbled paper-covered boards, gilt leather spine label. Binding a bid tender in a couple places, minor foxing, scattered damp-staining to the top edge. Good. Item #WRCAM45114

Designated "third thousand" at the head of the titlepage, with the same collation and plates as the first edition, and issued in the same year. Delano went overland in 1849, and became one of the leading literary chroniclers of the gold rush as "Old Block." A factual account of the trip and life at the diggings. "One of the most forceful accounts of the journey to and of adventure in the mines of California, by a gifted observer and writer..." - Wheat. MINTZ 121. WAGNER-CAMP 238:3. HOWES D230. COWAN, p.163. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 57. KURUTZ 177c.

Price: $225.00