Boston: James French and Company, 1857. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good. Item #14046
"A native of Kingston, Massachusetts, Mrs. Bates sailed to California in 1850 on board the Nonantum, a coal ship commanded by her husband. On reaching California , the Bateses operated a hotel in Marysville from 1851 to 1854. Incidents on land and water (1857) contains Mrs. Bates's hair-raising account of her voyage to California, when fires forced the scuttling of three ships on which the Bateses sailed.
"Mrs. Bates recounts hardships of the mining town, with special attention to the life of women and children in the camps, and gives details of a tour of the Sacramento Valley." - Sierra College Press
Light brown cloth. Tight binding. Clean interior. Engraved frontis. Gilt stamped illustration to front board. Spine with a mild slant. Moderate rubbing and wear to binding.