Thornton, Jessy Quinn (1810-1888) Oregon and California in 1848: Including Recent and Authentic Information on the Subject of Gold Mine
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Thornton, Jessy Quinn (1810-1888) Oregon and California in 1848: Including Recent and Authentic Information on the Subject of Gold Mines in California. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. First edition, two octavo volumes, illustrated with twelve full-page wood engravings and a large folding map with outline color, bound in publisher's full salmon cloth, spines faded, some foxing, headcaps bumped, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (2)
Thornton's narrative includes an account of his own overland journey to the west coast, a detailed history of the Oregon and California colonies, a description of gold prospects, and the tale of the ill-fated Donner party.
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