Item #8949 A Biographical Sketch of the Life of William B. Ide: With a Minute and Interesting Account of One of the Largest Emigrating Compaines (3000 Miles Over Land), From the East to the Pacific Coast. And What is Claimed as the Most Authentic and Reliable Account of 'The Virtual Conquest of California, in June, 1846, By the Bear Flag Party. Simeon Ide.
A Biographical Sketch of the Life of William B. Ide: With a Minute and Interesting Account of One of the Largest Emigrating Compaines (3000 Miles Over Land), From the East to the Pacific Coast. And What is Claimed as the Most Authentic and Reliable Account of 'The Virtual Conquest of California, in June, 1846, By the Bear Flag Party
A Biographical Sketch of the Life of William B. Ide: With a Minute and Interesting Account of One of the Largest Emigrating Compaines (3000 Miles Over Land), From the East to the Pacific Coast. And What is Claimed as the Most Authentic and Reliable Account of 'The Virtual Conquest of California, in June, 1846, By the Bear Flag Party

A Biographical Sketch of the Life of William B. Ide: With a Minute and Interesting Account of One of the Largest Emigrating Compaines (3000 Miles Over Land), From the East to the Pacific Coast. And What is Claimed as the Most Authentic and Reliable Account of 'The Virtual Conquest of California, in June, 1846, By the Bear Flag Party

Claremont, NH: 1880. First Edition. 239pp. Duodecimo [17 cm] 3/4 brown morocco over matching cloth boards with the title gilt stamped on the front board. Marbled endsheets and pastedowns. Better than very good. Faint and gentle rubbing to a few places at the extremities. Item #8949

This skecth contains an account of the early years of W.B. Ide, recollections by his daughter of the family's trip across the plains to California in 1845, and an account of the Bear Flag revolt of 1846 as told by Ide to his brother in 1849, and in a letter to a Senator Wambough which, as Ide died in 1852, must have been written within a few years of the event. This work is also important in that it is one of the few overland journals written from the point of view of a woman, and is unique in its exclusive treatment of the Bear Flag Revolt. William Ide was leader of the Bear Flag movement of Sonoma, and has been referred to as the 'President' of California. Cowan II p.118. Eberstadt 105: 136. Graff 2059. Howes I4. Mintz 250. Zamorano Eighty 45.

Price: $4,000.00

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