Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , xi-xiv, , 3-433,  pp. Orange cloth with a white paper label on the spine lettered in black with a beige decoration; orange topstain. Price of $3.00 on the front flap of the dust jacket. Illustrated by five duotone plates and a fold-out map in the rear. Captain R.B. Marcy was a war veteran and worked for the U.S. Government to survey the route to Santa Fe and to provide a military escort to large numbers of emigrants going to California in covered wagons. His 1849 journal was in fact published just a year later, as a record of keen observation of those participating in the Gold Rush. A lovely copy of an important history of the Gold Rush. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #00009472
A Near Fine book with a touch of foxing to the top textblock; dust jacket is Near Fine with a bit of fading to the spine panel and a few hints of edge wear.