Second edition. First edition was originally published in 1905, in an edition of 157 pp. Original red cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, 160 pp., frontispiece, illustrated. Illustrations by Wm. N. S. Ivins. Mintz 255 says "Mrs. Ivins tells of her journey with her husband to California from Iowa. Originally printed in a small private edition." Eberstadt 106:168 says "One of the few journals of the Overland kept by a woman, it forms a record of toils and hardships truly pathetic. In the Sierras, with only men about and no water near, this poor lady became a mother! With no one near to help, comfort or relieve, God only knows the fear and agony of that dreadful time. There is, of course, much Indian material, as well as reminiscences of the early days and life in California." Graff 2168 says "Reminiscences of Iowa and a trip overland to California in 1853. Printed at Keokuk." Light wear to the spine ends and corners, light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, text clean and binding tight, else a very good copy of an elusive title.
Inventory Number: 43375