Journal of a Journey Across the Plains in 1859: Brown, James Berry

Journal of a Journey Across the Plains in 1859

Brown, James Berry

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Edited with an Introduction by George R. Stewart. An account of an overland trip in covered wagons from Iowa to California. During the Civil War, Berry was stationed at Fort Humboldt, in Eureka, California, where his duty 'consisted mainly in tramping over the mountains supressing the uprisings of the Indians (Irvine, History of Humboldt County, p 292). After the war, Brown settled in Eureka and served as principal or superintendent of the schools for the next 30 years. His portrait and biography can be found in Irvine, p. 291-4. None of his Humboldt experiences are included in his journal. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in a very good, lightly soiled dust jacket. Somewhat musty. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Journal of a Journey Across the Plains in ...
Publisher: Book Club of California
Publication Date: 1970
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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BROWN, James Berry.
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Book Description (SF): Book Club of California, 1970., 1970. 8vo, folded sheet, illustration. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 5331

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BROWN, James Berry.
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Book Description (SF): Book Club of California, 1970., 1970. 8vo, folded sheet, illustration. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 11215

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Book Description The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1970. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Limited. Edited with an introduction by George R. Stewart. One of 450 copies printed in November 1970. The Great Plains circa 1859. Pictorial boards, paper printed spine label. Fine collectible copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 4001000

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Book Description Book Club of California, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Good. First Edition. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 135. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press, set in Bembo and Janson-Antiqua types, letterpress by Arlen Philpott, lithography by Reliable Lithograph Co., binding by Schuberth Bookbindery. Tall 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 5/16 inches. Half title, frontispiece illustration, title page and headings printed in red, 15 illustrations including a map and images of indigenous plains peoples; text un-marked, pages lightly toned. Pictorial paper over boards, printed paper spine label, original plain white dust-jacket; binding square and tight, edges and end-papers foxed, jacket soiled and the spine is titled in pencil and faded. Prospectus included. Good. James Berry Brown was born on July 12, 1837 in Camden, Preble County, Ohio. He was educated in schools in Ohio and Iowa and was responsible for helping to support his family when his father joined the California gold rush in 1849. In 1859 James and his brother Jesse left Iowa to participate in the Pike's Peak gold rush, but en route they changed plans and headed for California. This is James Brown's journal of that trip. Bookseller Inventory # MC2-7

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Brown, James Berry, edited with introduction by George R. Stewart
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Book Description designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press for The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1970. Hardcover. xvii, 72p., frontis, rubricated title page, introduction, journal, notes, illustrations, fine first edition in pictorial boards and paper title label on spine; enclosed in an off-white plain dust jacket (as issued) with faintly-pencilled spine titling. Publication no 135. Bookseller Inventory # 212662

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Brown, James Berry.
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Book Description San Francisco, Calif.: Book Club of California., 1970. Book Condition: Good. Prospectus. 8vo. One folded sheet. [This is a prospectus, not a book]. Designed by Jack Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press. Front image of a buffalo hunt. Bookseller Inventory # 55-0255

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Brown James Berry
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Book Description Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1970, 72 pages., 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Very good book in good condition, no dust jacket, covered with paper dust jacket some smudges , no marks or tears, Bookseller Inventory # 1720

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Brown, James Berry
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Book Description The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1970. Pictorial Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. [xvii] [1, map] + 72 pp. + [1, Colophon]. Edited with an Introduction by George R. Stewart. Illustrated. Royal octavo; pictorial hardcover, Fine, in plain, protective jacket. This was the 135th publication of The Book Club of California, issued in a limited run of 450 copies. "The unusual and rare sketches reproduced in this book are from an original album titled, The Overland Route to California, Sketch Book, which consists of forty-five watercolors by Alexander Chase. These sketches were made during a trip when he was fifteen years old, crossing almost the same route that Brown had made two years earlier." Size: Royal Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 004351

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Book Description San Francisco Book Club of California 1970., 1970. Fine. One of 450 copies. Designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press. 1st edition. Binding is Boards. Bookseller Inventory # 003965

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Book Description Book Club of California,, San Francisco, CA;, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. Edited with an introduction by George R. Stewart. An excellent overland diary of 1859. Limited to 450 copies. Mintz: The Trail, 57. 72 pages with illustrations. Fine in very good white plain dust jacket with tear along spine panel and brown spotting along top of rear panel. Bookseller Inventory # 26444

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