Dellenbaugh, Frederick S. Frémont and '49: The Story of a Remarkable Career and its Relation to the Exploration and Development of our Western Territory, Especially of California. New York: Putnam. 1914. Second edition, original cloth boards, octavo.
Offered is an original second edition printing of Frederick S. Dellenbaugh's Frémont and '49. The book was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons out of New York in 1914. The book is illustrated with numerous plates from photographs & other sources, as well as folding maps. The book also includes a color frontispiece from a painting by Dellenbaugh with the original protective tissue guard.
Frederick S. Dellenbaugh was a noted American explorer, artist, and assistant topographer. Dellenbaugh began exploring the American West at an early age. He was a member of an expedition that discovered the last unknown river in the United States, the Escalante River and the previously undiscovered Henry Mountains.
Dellenbaugh presents a detailed and historically accurate biography of John Charles Frémont in his work Frémont and '49. The book has long stood as a a detailed historical text that outlines the career and western explorations of Frémont. Frémont has become famous for his hand in fulfilling American western expansion in the 1840s, called Manifest Destiny.
Overall very condition, especially considering age and use. The book is presented with its original pictorial tan cloth boards with brown and blue decorative depictions as well as title information on the spine. Slight wear to binding, with minor crack at rear hinge and some scattered stains.