[CALIFORNIA]. HARLAN, Jacob Wright. California ’46 to ’88. San Francisco: The Bancroft Company, 1888. [1-6] 7-242 pp., frontispiece (included in pagination). 8vo (22 x 16 cm), original gilt-lettered and decorated cloth, beveled edges. Slightly rubbed. Stitching weak, otherwise very fine. With printed bookplate of Kenneth M. Johnson on front pastedown and 1940 third-party presentation inscription on front flyleaf apparently to Johnson. A pencil note on p. 66.
First edition. Cowan I, pp. 103-104; II, pp. 264-265. Flake 3862. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 29. Graff 1783. Howes H198. Kurutz 312a. Mintz, The Trail 211. Tutorow 3649: “Contains chatty memoirs on his Mexican War experience in California.” Rocq 15845. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 90.
Several chapters concern his service under Frémont, to whom the book is dedicated.