First edition. 8vo. Red cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, 296 pp. frontispiece (William Peck, circa 1850's), preface, acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated, portraits, maps, footnotes, bibliography, index. Two diaries of wagon trips to California are recorded. The first in 1850-51 and the second in 1858. He describes his favorable relationship with Indians, the great herds of buffalo, cordial meetings with the great Ute chief Wakara, etc. He also describes how four young men traveling with his party stole some Indian ponies thus endangering them in the heart of the Navajo War, etc. As new, unread copy, without dust jacket, as issued.
Inventory Number: 43847