BLEDSOE, Anthony Jennings. Indian Wars of the Northwest. A California Sketch. San Francisco: Bacon & Company, Book and Job Printers, 1883.

BLEDSOE, Anthony Jennings. Indian Wars of the Northwest. A California Sketch. San Francisco: Bacon & Company, Book and Job Printers, 1883.

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BLEDSOE, Anthony Jennings. Indian Wars of the Northwest. A California Sketch. San Francisco: Bacon & Company, Book and Job Printers, 1883.

$900.00

8vo., (9 x 5 6/8 inches). Errata slip tipped in before the Contents leaf (a bit browned throughout). Original blue cloth decorated in black, lettered in gilt (rubbed).    

Provenance: with the bookplate of James S. Copley on the front paste-down, his sale, Sotheby’s New York “Magnificent American, Historical Documents”, 10th May 2011, lot 1059.    

First edition, and RARE. An account of the settlement of the northwest coast counties of California, and in particular, of the many Indian uprisings of Trinity, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties; the discovery of Humboldt Bay by Dr. Josiah Gregg who wrote “Commerce of the Prairies”, and died of starvation on his return. Cowan II, p. 57; Graff 328; Howell 50, California 306; Howes B529; Rocq 1718; Streeter Sale 2990; Zamorano 80 #6. 


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