Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West; with Col. Fremont's Last Expedition Across the Rocky Mountains: Including Three Months' Residence in Utah, and a Perilous Trip Across the Great American Desert. N. Carvalho, olomon.

Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West; with Col. Fremont's Last Expedition Across the Rocky Mountains: Including Three Months' Residence in Utah, and a Perilous Trip Across the Great American Desert

New York: Derby & Jackson, 1857.

Hardcover. Good. Second issue. pp. (vii)-xv, (17)-380 + ads. Original blind-stamped brown cloth. Spine lettering faded, mild spine slant, moderate foxing throughout. Frontis illustration of Fremont taking astronomical observations. Dedication (pp v-vi) excised, as in almost all copies (Howes C-213). Wagner-Camp 273:2: "Carvalho was an artist accompanying John C. Fremont's expedition of 1853 to explore the Rockies for a possible railroad route. He left New York in September 1853 and arrived in Parowan, Utah Territory in 1854. There the party split up and Carvalho took a southern route, reaching Los Angeles by way of Cajon Pass and San Bernardino on June 9." The last 130 pages are devoted to Mormonism, and include a discussion of plural marriage and sermons, discourses, and addresses by Parley Pratt, Brigham Young, John Taylor, and others. Flake-Draper #1224; Cowan p. 108; Graff 619.

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