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AUCTION 22

 

Death Valley - Route of the Manly Party


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560.     WOLFF, John E[liot]. Route of the Manly Party of 1849-50 in Leaving Death Valley for the Coast. [Santa Barbara: Pacific Coast Publishing Company, 1931]. [1-4] 5-29 pp., text illustrations, some full-page (map + 12 half-tone photographs). 8vo (23.4 x 15.5 cm), original black cloth over grey printed boards. Fine. Scarce, privately printed.

     First edition. Edwards, The Enduring Desert 261: “This is perhaps the first published attempt to trace the physical route of the Manly-Bennett Party, locating their exodus from Death Valley through Redlands Canyon. Some of our later writers disagree with Dr. Wolff as to the precise location of this route. By the same token there are others who agree with him. The book represents a worthy effort. It also represents a scarce and valuable item.” Edwards, Desert Voices, p. 172. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 321. Norris 4257. Rocq 2350.

($100-200)

Sold. Hammer: $100.00; Price Realized: $120.00

Auction 22 Abstracts

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