The Frémont Cannon high up and far back unraveling the puzzle of the brass cannon abandoned in 1844 and never recovered from California's Sierra Nevada by Ernest Allen Lewis. Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1981. 23.2x15 cm, pp. [1-2: blank] [1-15] 16-168 [169-172: blank], 17 illustrations, inserted folded map, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained blue, other edges untrimmed. First edition. Clark's "Frontier Military Series," number XI. Lewis presents a convincing argument that the cannon is still sitting in the mountains somewhere in the vicinity of Bridgeport, California. "Years of research can be historically enlightening and full of adventure. Second only to Sir Francis Drake's Ye Platte of Brasse, the lost Frémont cannon is the the next most important artifact of the early western history of the United States yet to be found. With convincing argument, Lewis leads us step-by-step in the explorer's tracks and through a maze of legend surrounding the Frémont cannon" (Peter Wild). A fine copy in very good unprinted dust jacket with some wear at edges, mainly lower spine end. (#166191).
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