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    LANGWORTHY, FRANKLIN. Scenery of the Plains, Mountains and Mines: a Diary Kept Upon the Overland Route to California, By Way of the Great Salt Lake...in the Years 1850, '51, '52 and '53. Ogdensburgh, [N.Y.]: J.C. Sprague, 1855. 1st ed. 12mo. 324 pp. Orig. cloth, corners & ends of spine worn & chipped. Some browning on title leaf & to margin of text. Clean & sound. $750.00

     

         Howes L 84. Flake 4742. Sabin 38904. Wagner-Camp 258. Cowan, p. 383. Streeter Sale 3179. Graff 2392. Jones 1336.

         An important overland narrative. Langworthy describes his trip to California via the Platte to Salt Lake, the Humboldt and Carson Valley to Ringgold, and in the second half of the book narrates his views on California life and events in the mines, and his return home via Nicaragua.

 

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