(Beach, Joseph Perkins). Delgado, James P., editor
Title THE LOG OF APOLLO: Joseph Perkins Beach's Journal of the Voyage of the Ship APOLLO from New York to San Francisco 1849
Book Condition Fine in vivid, blue cloth with printed labels to front cover and spine; original clear dust jacket that has yellowed somewhat with age. Tipped-in frontis-illustration of San Francisco from Telegraph Hill showing the Apollo at the wharves. Large octavo.
Edition First edition: one of 550 copies printed. Publication number 183. With eight plates (two fold-out) including two maps and a facsimile journal page.
Publisher San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1986.
Seller ID 35979.00
Comprehensive journal of the 8-month voyage, kept by the owner's son, and published here for the first time; accompanied by descriptions of Beach's career before and after the trip. The first definitive biography of a member of the "Gold Rush Fleet."
Californiana. Nautical History. American History. Diaries and Journals.