The New and the Old; or, California and India in Romantic Aspects. Williamson Palmer, ohn.

The New and the Old; or, California and India in Romantic Aspects

New York: Rudd and Carleton, 1859.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. xiv, 433 pp, illustrated. Three-quarter black leather over marbled boards. Leather well rubbed at extremities. Ownership stamp on 4 pages; otherwise unmarked, binding sound. The first 257 pages relate to California. Palmer, a doctor, arrived in San Francisco in 1849 and spent worked for a year as the city physician. Cowan (p. 471) says "his sketches are rather different from those of many of his fellow-sojourners." In 1851-52 he was a surgeon in the East India Company's navy and participated in the mutiny of 1857 (Smith, American Travellers Abroad, P11).

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