First edition. Quarto. Limited to 100 copies. Signed by Percy H. Booth and laid-in is a letter to Curtis Lindsey of Lindsey's Book Shop in San Jose that is also signed by Booth. Morocco and boards, 109  pp., prologue, folding map of Walker's explorations, plates, a number of illustrations by Frederic Remington, chapter decorations by Lawrence A. Patterson. Appleton's says, "... he began his career as a guide on the frontier in 1822, served in that capacity with Capt. Bonneville's expedition to the Rocky mountains in 1832, conducted a party from Great Salt Lake to California in 1833, when he discovered the Yosemite lake and valley and the river that bears his name, found Walker's pass in 1834, and made many subsequent trips across the plains." 50 Great Western Illustrators: Remington 1089 says, "One of the Graphic Arts' Fifty Books of the year." Howes W 165 says, "Presents all available information on an eminent figure of the early fur-trade era, the leader in 1836, of the first trapping expedition into California over the Sierras." A few minor scuffs to leather spine, else a near fine, tight copy .
Inventory Number: 42840