First edition. 12mo. Inked presentation inscription by the author on the front fly leaf and presented again in 1912 by the original recipient to her daughter. Original brown cloth, title stamped in gold gilt on the spine, 422 pp., frontispiece (portrait of the author), preface. Graff 1018 says ".... an interesting account of early Nebraska settlements. Contains an account of the author's trip across the plains in the spring of 1850 from South Bend, Indiana, to Weaverville, California." Howes D114 says "Davis also crossed the plains in 1850 and spent two years in California." Light frayed at spine ends, and all corners are rubbed, else a very good, clean, tight copy.
Inventory Number: 40849