1882. New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, 1882.
Sm. 8vo, viii, 453,  pp. Last leaf a 2 page publisher advert, dated 1882. With a frontispiece and 10 plates. Original dark brown cloth, backstrip faded.
§ First edition. Author's signature pasted to front pastedown. Original Bank of California check with the signature of J. W. Mackay tipped to front free endpaper. Baird & Greenwood 593; Cowan II, p. 154; Wright III, 1362. Once acclaimed as the best novel written by a California argonaut. Item #123057