Notes of Travel in California


This antique hardcover book is rebound in 3/4 leather with gilt spine lettering and decoration. Bookplate on front inner board; writing on front endpaper; fold-out map has tear, but is intact. Binding is tight. Stain at lower edge of first 30 or so pages, some foxing to endpapers; most inner pages clean. The book is compiled from the official reports of Fremont and Emory, combining portions of previously published works (Fremont's 1848 "Geographical Memoir Upon Upper California"; Emory's "Notes of a Military Reconnaissance," also from 1848; and Fremont's "Narrative of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-44"). Also bound in with this title is an 1843 edition of Farnham's "Travels in the Great Western Prairies," up to Chapter 9, missing the last 9 pages of text. About 350 pages, 6"x9".



  • Notes of Travel in California; Comprising the Prominent Geographical, Agricultural, Geological, and Mineralogical Features of the Country
  • John C. Fremont, William H. Emory
  • D. Appleton & Co., 1849