Item #124734 Gregory's Guide for California Travellers via the Isthmus of Panama by Joseph P. Gregory, Proprietor of Gregory's California and New York Express. Joseph W. Gregory.

Gregory's Guide for California Travellers via the Isthmus of Panama by Joseph P. Gregory, Proprietor of Gregory's California and New York Express.

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1949.

Thin octavo. 16, [1]pp. Tinted frontis map and one full page illustration, facsimile of original title page, 2 other facsimiles tipped in. Decorative yellow-orange cloth, a very good copy.

§ One of 300 copies printed by Harold Seeger and Albert Sperisen at the Black Vine Press. Reprinted from the scarce original edition published in New York by Nafis & Cornish in 1850. Introduction by Edith M. Coulter. A guide for those planning to come to California in the mid-1800's which Gregory used as a way to advertise his company."Gregory...presents advice on crossing via the Isthmus of Panama, waiting for San Francisco-bound ships, and making the trip to California" (Kurutz). Kurutz: 294 (b). Item #124734

Price: $40.00

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