Glendale, CA: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1984. Near Fine in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. , limited to 1000 [American Trail Series XIV][6.5x9.5”]; Brick-red cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, all edges trimmed; Cream dust jacket with red and brown lettering on spine and front, spine and front bordered by dark brown border at top and bottom, illustration of covered wagon on spine, red dragon illustrations on front, rear is blank; , 7, , 9, , 12-263 pp.,  colophon, frontispiece narrative and illustrated title page three color fold out maps, black and white images and charts throughout in text, appendices, bibliography and index; Slight darkening of spine cover; Minor shelf wear to dust jacket with some darkening of spine and obscure lettering, minor chips to top and bottom of spine. Overall condition is Near Fine for book and Very Good for dust jacket. Item #13263
This book is about the southern overland routes to California from the diaries and journals of the participants during 1849 to 1850. The words of Manly, Nusbaumer, Haynes, Young, the Jayhawkers and others have been retold of the trials and hardships of the journeys through Nevada to Death Valley. This new work has corrected previous books and filled in the gaps.