Sacramento, Cal: Solomon Alter, Publisher. 1853. 1st edition (Cowan , p. 49; Greenwood IMPRINTS, 378; Rocq 6622). INSCRIBED by the author's wife [dated 1879]. viii,  - 261 pp. Illustrated with 6 plates (by Charles Nahl), on colored paper. 8vo. 7-7/8" x 5-1/8". Original publisher's purple cloth binding with gilt spine lettering. Overall VG (sq & tight/spine sunned/faint qtr-circle tide line in upper corner of 1st 6 leaves/bpt). Item #26391
The author arrived on the West coast in 1849, and per Cowan, the "work gives many details of Californian life" during the Gold Rush period.