A California Tramp, and Later Footprints; or, Life on the Plains and in The Golden State Thrity Years Ago, with Miscellaneous Sketches in Prose and Verse.

By: Kenderdine, T. S.

Price: $150.00

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Book Condition: Good Condition


Ex Pacific Union Club library with their bookplate front pastedown; presentation inscription to the Pacific Union Club Library by Chas. M. Black. 8vo; black cloth lettered & illustrated in gilt. (416) pp., tissue frontis; 8vo; black cloth, spine lettered in gilt; title and vignette on front cover in gilt. Illustrations include 3 plates with tissue guards, several full page and many vignettes from engravings. Wear and rubbing to spine ends and corners; soil and some mottle from age-old mildew primarily to front cover, but not musty. Otherwise a solid, clean copy.

Thaddeus S. Kenderdine made his way from Philadelphia to Michigan in 1858, staying only a month before he determined to head to California. He remained for only a year, returning to New York in 1859. A California tramp (1888) describes Kenderdine's adventures in 1858-1859: his trip west as a driver on a California wagon train, visits to San Francisco and life as tramp and ranch hand in Sonoma County. His memoir closes with his return via Panama in 1859. The last quarter of the book is a miscellany of Kenderdine's prose and poetry. Kenderdine's association with California was renewed almost forty years later when he made a second trip west; see his California revisited (1898). (WorldCat)

Title: A California Tramp, and Later Footprints; or, Life on the Plains and in The Golden State Thrity Years Ago, with Miscellaneous Sketches in Prose and Verse.

Author Name: Kenderdine, T. S.

Categories: History,

Publisher: Newtown, PA, (no pub.) Press of Globe Printing House: 1888

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good Condition

Seller ID: 9280

Keywords: California Mining