San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. Very Good. First Edition. Arvilla Parker. This copy Signed by Prior owners, Limited to 500 copies;[10x6.75in]; [xii],100 pp.,  notes by Charles Camp,  colophon, 9 color illustrations; Brown paper covered boards with tan buckram back strip, front color illustration and black lettering, brown paper label with black lettering on spine, top edge trimmed all others untrimmed; Minimal shelf wear to covers, edges or corners, some mild toning and offsets to end papers and chapter headings, bookplate of Jean Hersholt with ink signature by Hersholt on front end paper, inscription to Hersholt by novelist Hugh Walpole on front free end paper "To Jean Hersholt from Hugh Walpole affectionately Sept 14, 35" [Grabhorn 184, Kurutz 171b, Howell 1320, Adams Rampaging Herd 661, Graff 1027 (c1901 Texas edition)]. Item #13835
Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (1819-1900) was an early Texas emigrant to California as part of the 1841 Bidwell-Bartleson party. Later, in 1849, he returned to California by way of Low Angeles to the Mariposa Diggings. His memoirs were first published in 1901, "California in '41 Texas in '51 Memoirs" with only 50 copies for private distribution. This Grabhorn edition is the first edition published for general sale to the public.
This book also has a significant association with Danish-American actor and humanitarian Jean Hersholt (1886-1956) and English novelist and screen writer Sir Hugh Walpole (1884-1941). Hersholt signed his bookplate opposite the inscription by Walpole.