Philadelphia: National Publishing, (1873).
Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo, pp 823 +  (ads), with map, many engraved illustrations. Original purple cloth with gilt decoration. Spine sunned, boards edgeworn, binding sound and text clean. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of the Berry family of Trumbull County, Ohio and Nevada County, California on front free endpaper. Beadle writes in the Preface: "This work is simply a personal record of my five years' travel and residence in the new States and Territories - where I went, what I did, what I saw and what I thought about it ... It was my prime object to make this work a startling novelty in one respect: by telling the exact truth about the particular points to which settlers are most urgently invited." Rittenhouse 25: "A personal memoir written in adventurous style." Howes B-269; Graff 212; Rader 307.
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