First edition. 8vo. Black cloth, titles stamped in gilt on the front cover and spine, viii , 198 pp., illustrated mostly from photographs, portraits, map. Eberstadt 115: 665 says, "The life of M. M. McCarver, a member of the Oregon Overland Emigration of 1843, with his letters from the plains, incidents of the journey; life in Oregon in the early days, trip to California in 1848; discovery of gold at Coloma; the rush to the diggings, his founding of Sacramento; early politics; election to the Monterey Convention; framing of the State Constitution. etc." McCarver was an important Western pioneer. A fine, bright copy.
Inventory Number: 46846