WARREN, Thomas Robinson (1828-1915)
Being ten years wandering in Mexico, South America, Sandwich Islands, the East and West Indies, China, Philippines, Australia, and Polynesia.
"The first chapter tells how gold fever seized the author and the nation, and how he became president of a mining company (unnamed), a took a ship for California. Warren set sail in February 1849, took the Cape Horn Route, and arrived in San Francisco in October after a voyage of 250 days. Chapter VII records his California experience. After a brief stay in San Francisco, he headed to Sacramento just in time to witness a great flood. He survived and went to the Northern Mines via Marysville" (Kurutz).
New York: Charles Scribner, London: Sampson Low & Son., 1859,First Edition. Octavo, 397 pages plus 4 pgs advertisements, with engraved added title and frontispiece. Publisher's plum cloth, covers decoratively blocked in blind, spine with gilt lettering and devices, pale yellow endpapers. Contemporary owner's signature on front endpaper. Spine a bit faded, some rippling to lower rear cover. Overall, a very good copy.
Hill 1829. Howes W-123. Kurutz, Gold Rush, 664.
Housed in a Beautiful Quarter Bound Clamshell Case