San Francisco: Privately Printed, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Maroon cloth and decorative boards.; xii, 56 pp., 4 full page illustrations from photographs, wood-engraved vignette on title page, 1 full-page facsimile of a page of the original manuscript; Presentation slip "With the compliments of James D. Phelan" tipped to front free endpaper, erratum slip tipped-in at colophon. Some wear to corners, else fine. Near fine. Item #21182
The daily chronicle of an overland forty-niner's trek from Rutland, Vermont, to Sacramento, beginning March 12, 1849 and ending September 2 of the year. Text also includes James Phelan's brief autobiography. Privately published by James D. Phelan (1861-1930), son of the above. James D. Phelan was Mayor of San Francisco (1897-1902) and a US Senator (1915-1921). Printed by Taylor & Taylor.