The new West: or, California in 1867-1868. By Charles Loring Brace. New York: G. P. Putnam & Son. London: N. Trübner & Co., 1869. 18.7x12 cm, pp. [i-v] vi-xii  14-373 [374: blank] [375-376: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated bevel-edged green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, gray coated endpapers. First edition. Charles Loring Brace (1826-1890), philanthropist, reformer, lifelong friend of Frederik Olmstead, best known for his work in the slum districts of New York City. "His remarkable success brought him an international reputation, and he had a large circle of distinguished friends on both sides of the Atlantic, including Emerson, Theodore Parker, Asa Gray, Henry Ward Beecher, Darwin, John Morley, and John Stuart Mill" (DAB). Brace traveled to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama. His trip to Yosemite Valley by way of Clark's and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove comprises pages -120. All (part?) of the Yosemite chapter was reprinted as "A Visit with the Hutchingses" in Robert Leonard Reid, editor, A Treasury of the Sierra Nevada (Berkeley: Wilderness Press, ). Cowan (1933), p. 68. Rocq (1970) 16697. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy. (#166363).
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