The crossing of the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1843-44. Edited from United States Senate Document no. 174 by Bob Graham. Report of the exploring expedition to Oregon and north California in the years 1843-'44 [by] Brevet Captain J. C. Frémont of the Topographical Engineers under the orders of Col. J. J. Abert, Chief of the Topographical Bureau. To which is added excerpts from the diary of Charles Preuss, the autobiography of Kit Carson, and annotations by the editor [cover title]. [Sacramento, CA: Bob Graham, 2009.]. 28x21.5 cm, pp. [1-4] 1-82, illustrations, maps, original pictorial buff wrappers printed in black, black cloth shelf back. Revised Edition. Signed on the inside front cover by editor Bob Graham. A chronological account of the crossing of the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1843-1844, combining the accounts of John C. Frémont, topographer Charles Preuss, and Kit Carson, with interpretive notes by editor Bob Graham. The account begins on 25 January 1844 (near Hawthorne, Nevada) and concludes on 8 March 1844 (Sacramento, California). Includes supplementary data by Graham: "The Frémont/Preuss Map: an Examination," "Long Camp 1996," "Hypsometry," "The Buenaventura River," and "'The Frémont Cannon" Lost, or Found? Update 2009," as well as "Highway Guide to the 1844 Frémont Route" and a brief bibliography of "sources used." A fine copy. (#166291).
"Revised Edition / ... / Copyright © 2003 / First Published July, 1996 / Updates 2009" on inside front cover.