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LEONARD, ZENAS. 1809-1857. Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard, a Native of Clairfield County, Pa. Who Spent Five Years in Trapping for Furs, Trading with the Indians, &c., &c., of the Rocky Mountains. Clearfield, PA: D.W. Moore, 1839
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LEONARD, ZENAS. 1809-1857.\nNarrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard, a Native of Clairfield County, Pa. Who Spent Five Years in Trapping for Furs, Trading with the Indians, &c., &c., of the Rocky Mountains. Clearfield, PA: D.W. Moore, 1839.\n8vo (231 x 152 mm). IV, 87 pp. Original embossed rose cloth. Custom velvet-lined black levant clamshell case. Some tiny spots, mainly to preliminary leaves and endpapers, light dampstain at lower fore-edge margin, repair in gutter margin of front endpapers, some stains to cloth, two rubbed spots to spine, better than usually seen.\nProvenance: R. Masson(?) of Clearfield, PA (early ownership signatures to rear endpapers); Dr. Frank O'Brien, thereafter purchased by Jennie Crocker Henderson, then Warren R. Howell (note and catalogue entry laid in); Daniel G. Volkmann, Jr. (bookplate).\n\nFIRST EDITION OF THE PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON THE WALKER EXPEDITION TO CALIFORNIA. SUPERLATIVELY RARE. Leonard, who enlisted with the Gant and Blackwell fur-trading party, subsequently joined Joseph Reddeford Walker's expedition to California in 1833. They crossed the Sierra Nevada and spent the winter in Monterey. Thus, the group that descended the divide between the Merced and Tuolumne rivers were the first white men to discover the Yosemite valley. Howes states that only about 200 copies were printed. A typed letter from Wright Howes to Warren R. Howell regarding this copy is laid in. Cowan II p 389; Farquhar Yosemite 1a; Graff 2461; Holliday 653; Howes L264 ("dd"); Wagner 75; Zamorano 80 50.
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"Most of this vast waste of territory belongs to the Republic of the United States. What a theme to contemplate its settlement and civilization. Will the jurisdiction of the federal government ever succeed in civilizing the thousand of savages roaming over these plains, and her hardy freeborn population plant their homes, build their towns and cities, and say here shall the arts and sciences of civilization take root and flourish? Yes, here, even in this remote part of the great west before many years, will these hills and valleys be greeted with the enlivening sound, of the workman's hammer, and the merry whistle of the plough-boy."

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8vo (231 x 152 mm). IV, 87 pp. Original embossed rose cloth. Custom velvet-lined black levant clamshell case. Some tiny spots, mainly to preliminary leaves and endpapers, light dampstain at lower fore-edge margin, repair in gutter margin of front endpapers, some stains to cloth, two rubbed spots to spine, better than usually seen.


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