From West Point to California, E. D. Keyes, SIGNED by Sullivan, 1950, Fine

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From West Point to California
E. D. Keyes and Joseph A. Sullivan (Foreword)
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Notes: Fine, SIGNED, possibly a limited run ("500" on back colophon), 8vo, 9 1/4" x 6 1/4." Blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Spine somewhat faded and slight offsetting or fading to front and back, else covers pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Pages pristine and intact except for minuscule age toning. SIGNED by Joseph A. Sullivan in blue pen on verso of front free endpaper: "Presented to Dorothy with Love, 11/6/50, [initials of Sullivan]." 90 pp. Number 24, possibly of the Biobooks series. Autobiographical account of General Erasmus Darwin Keyes (1810-1895), an American military officer, in which he details his life and experiences at his different posts in California and other parts of the Pacific Coast. Foreword by Joseph A. Sullivan. Excerpt from Sullivan's Foreword: "About the time of the discovery of gold in California, he was ordered to California, where we pick up his story. ... His account of activities on the Pacific Coast both in and out of California, with the Indians on the San Joaquin as well as in western and eastern Washington, are most interesting contributions to the history of the times." Back colophon: "500; First California Edition; Designed by Ben Kennedy and printed at the Times-Star Press, Alameda, California; Presswork by William R. Morrison." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.