Lot 8: Road across the Sierra Nevada 1855

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Lot 8: Author: Day, Sherman Title: Report of the Committee on Internal Improvements with Reference to a Road Across the Sierra Nevada, Submitted April 10, 1855 Place Published: [Sacramento] Publisher: B.B. Redding, State Printer Date Published: 1855 Description: 13 pp., + [3] blank pp. (8vo) 8?x5?, later plain wrappers, in modern half morocco folding case made by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. First Edition. Some darkening, light staining and occasional fox marks; very good. The report urged the construction of wagon roads across the Sierra Nevada to encourage immigration of settlers by land, instead of the fortune hunters who arrived by sea. Provenance: PBA, 2/12/04. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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