Los Angeles, CA: N.A. Kovach, Publisher, 1946. First edition thus. Hardcover. Item #23748
The extended title reads, "Description of the route, via council Bluffs, Iowa; keeping the north side of the Platte River, for the whole of the distance, Lying near that stream thence over the south Pass; via the Sublette and Bear River cut-offs and the Truckie River road, over the Sierra Nevada, to Sacramento Valley." Number 13 of 25 numbered copies offered for sale, of a total limitation of 35, signed by Lyle H. Wright, who wrote the introduction, and John B. Goodman, illustrator of the dust jacket and title page. Facsimile reprint of this journey originally published in 1852. California Centennial Series Volume IV. Pages unopened. Folded map in the rear. Mintz: The Trail, 88. Streeter: Vol. V, 3168. "One of the earliest dependable 'plains guides,' based on its author's experience." Howes; C-378. Bound in original black half leather over gray cloth boards with lettering on spine in gilt. Fine in very good dust jacket affected by insects.