ADVENTURERS AND PROPHETS: American Autobiographers in Mexican California, 1828-1847.
Edition: First printing.
Spokane: Arthur H. Clark Co. , 1995. Hardcover first edition - An introduction to the lives and memoirs of 11 early American travelers and settlers in California, and of the role the books which these men wrote played in promoting California to Americans back east. The Merchant & Traders included Alfred Robinson, William Heath Davis, and William Dana Phelps; those who came ' Before the Mast' included Richard Henry Dana, and William Henry Thomes; the Mountain Men included James Pattie, Kit Carson, Zenas Leonard and others, and finally the 'Exponents of Empire' included Thomas Jefferson Farnham and Henry Augustus Wise. Volume 24 in the Western Frontiersmen Series. 5 pages of portraits and plates. Bibliography and index. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-87062-2285.
Condition: Fine in red cloth, no dj as issued.