A TOUR OF DUTY IN CALIFORNIA; Including a Description of the Gold Region: and an Account of the Voyage Around Cape Horn; with Notices of Lower California, the Gulf and Pacific Coasts, and the Principal Events Attending the Conquest of the Californias

Revere, Joseph Warren. Edited by Joseph N. Balestier

Published by C.S. Francis & Co., NY, 1849
From Chanticleer Books, ABAA (Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A.)

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Original dark brown ribbed cloth with elaborate blind stamping to covers, gilt spine title; small octavo, vi, [1], 305 pp. 3 leaves of publisher's advertisements at rear. Folding map, lithograph frontispiece and 5 plates with tissue guards. Considered one of the best descriptions of California and the Gold Rush. Revere (a grandson of Paul Revere) was an officer of the U.S.S. Portsmouth at the outbreak of the Mexican War. He came ashore at Monterey and headed north on horseback to take control of the garrison at Sonoma and himself raised the American flag on Sonoma's plaza. Earlier and later excursions on land took Revere throughout the state and his descriptions of the countryside and its inhabitants are well-written and compelling. He was also an accomplished artist - the plates are reproduced from his sketches. Revere eventually settled for a time north of San Francisco; owning the beautiful San Geronimo Valley in Marin County for a few years. Zamorano 80 #63, Kurutz 529a, Cowan p. 530, Graff 3474, Howes R-222 Chips to spine ends, splitting at front joint, some wear to corners, old owner name and bookplate to front endpapers, gift inscription to front blank leaf; a presentable and near very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 21463

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Title: A TOUR OF DUTY IN CALIFORNIA; Including a ...

Publisher: C.S. Francis & Co., NY

Publication Date: 1849

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.

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We had our open bookshop in the town of Sonoma for a total of 17 years, including 9 years at our East Napa St. location, however, as of April 13, 2013 we have closed our doors. Our business is now conducted online, by appointment, and at the approximately 8 antiquarian bookfairs at which we exhibit annually. Chanticleer Books is a sole-proprietorship owned and operated by Steve Blackmer, a full-time bookseller since 1985 and member of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America (ABAA) since 1998.

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