My Adventures in the Sierras.
Franklin, Ohio: The Editor Publishing Co., 1902. First edition. Hardcover. 19 x 13 cm. 12mo. 215pp. Bound in dark red cloth with gilt lettering. Portrat of the author opposite page 1. Fading to spine. Musy aroma. Name on front free endpaper. A few of the later pages show some creasing/wrinkling. Very Good. Item #71498
An scarce account of mining life in california in the last half of the 1850s. Begins with an account of Wilson's journey to California by way of Nicaragua. Includes a description of skiiing, which Wilson calls coasting on snow shoes, which became popular in America in the 1870's. The author also describes meeting Jim "Bloody Arm" Beckwourth, a multi-racial author and frontiersman of the American west. Howes W533. Streeter V: 3028. Graff 4707. Cowan, 1914, p. 251.