Eldorado, or, Adventures in the Path of Empire.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. 10.5" x 6.25". 377pp. Decorative black cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. In original green dust jacket with general wear and some soiling; otherwise a VG copy. Introduction by Robert Glass Cleland and illustrated with reproductions of eight lithographs based on Taylor's sketches for the original edition. Reprint of the newsman/poet/traveler follows the path of California-bound emigrants during the height of the gold rush in 1849. This book has some of the best descriptions of early San Francisco and the Constitutional Convention at Monterey. Hardcover (Item ID: 6185)