Rare Early Account of California's "Daniel Boone"Theodore H. Hittell. The Adventures of James Capen Adams, Mountaineer and Grizzly Bear Hunter, of California. San Francisco: Towne and Bacon, Printers and Publishers, 1860. First edition. Octavo. 378 pages. Twelve plates under tissue guards (including frontispiece) from drawings by Charles Nahl transformed into woodcuts by Eastman and Loomis. Publisher's original embossed brown cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Small bookplate and old bookshop sticker on the front pastedown, else a remarkable copy in fine condition housed in a modern protective slipcase.
Though another edition of the book was published in the same year in Boston, extensive research by noted bibliographer Francis P. Farquhar determined that the San Francisco imprint is the true first edition. James Capen Adams might be described as "the California Daniel Boone" as his adventures certainly rival those of the more well-known outdoorsman. Graff 1912. Greenwood 1274. Howes H543. Wagner-Camp 348:1.
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