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    Eberstadt - "Of Excessive Rarity"

    Mrs. S. Watson Hamilton. A Pioneer of Fifty-Three. Albany (Oregon): The Herald Press, 1905. First edition. Twelvemo. [1]-139 pages. Photographic portrait of the author used as frontispiece. Presentation inscription of the front free endpaper on behalf of the author by Dr. S. Hamilton of Roseburg, Oregon (presumably a relative). Publisher's original brown cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the front board and spine. A few trivial stains on the boards, else a near fine copy of this seldom seen book.

    "According to Dr. F. H. Saylor, one of the pioneers of the 1857 migration, but four copies are known to exist. The entire edition with the exception noted, was destroyed by fire, together with the home of the author, just following the printing and delivery of the work to her. The fire took place while Mrs. Hamilton was absent, carrying the books for presentation. The narrative is a minute record, written in rhyming stanzas from the author's own personal journal of the trip across the plains from Garnaville, Iowa, via Council Bluffs, Fort Boise, and on to the Oregon Settlements." (Eberstadt).


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