A NAVAL CAMPAIGN IN THE CALIFORNIAS -- 1846 - 1849 : THE JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT TUNIS AUGUSTUS MACDONOUGH CRAVEN, U.S.N. UNITED STATES SLOOP OF WAR, DALE

Price: 35.00 USD

San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1973. One of 400 copies printed by the Ward Ritchie Press, Los Angeles. xvii,124 pages. Frontis portrait of Craven, three color plates. Blue cloth wih gilt decoration on front, spine titles in gilt. Quarto. Corners lightly nudged, textblock square. Interior clean, small light stain to front. Craven's personal journal was written for his wife, and as such, is a very personal document in which we see that he was "often homesick, and self-pitying, sometimes disgusted with things he observed ashore and did not understand, occasionally impatient of his superior officers and critical of their actions, Craven was an able, brave, and devoted young officer whose record of what he saw and thought provides significant and interesting insight into the men and events of the time." --editors introduction. Publication number 144 of the Book Club of California. First Edition. Near Fine.


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