453 pp. 12mo, illustrated with color lithographs. COWAN p252. "This author, sometimes known as `Harry Gringo,' wrote in vigorous and picturesque style. The descriptions of California occupy pp.38-141." HOWES W593. Backstrip extremities chipped, slight loss at head, foxed throughout, owner booklabel and inscriptions. Orig. publisher's green cloth decorated in blind. Very good. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Los Gringos: An Inside View of Mexico and ...
Publisher: Baker & Scribner
Publication Date: 1849
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Baker and Scribner, New York, 1849. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible-Good. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 453 pages. From the collection of W. J. Holliday (Parke-Bernet's Holliday Sale #1207), with his attractive bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Previously from the collection of Kansas governor and 1936 presidential candidate Alf Landon, with his distinctive bookplate on the front free endpaper. Wise sailed on the ship "Independent" during the Mexican War, and related his experiences in the war, his perceptions of California, and other details, including his conversation with a survivor of the Donner Party. Howes W593. This first edition is scarce in this original binding. The book is clean and tight, with chipping in the cloth along spine edges, at corners, and at spine extremities. Slightly spinecocked. Occasional light foxing. Brown Cloth-Covered Boards. Bookseller Inventory # 034596