Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Printed by The Gorham Press. 359 pages, index. Frontis, 15 illustrations. Red cloth with embossed design to cover, spine titles gilt. Corners sharp, textblock square. Cover bright. Octavo. In pictorial dust jacket which shows wear at head and tail of spine. Jacket is in a mylar protector. Illustrated endpapers, nice clean copy. Very Good Plus in Very Good Dust Jacket. Item #74805
Ayers set out from St. Louis for California in 1849 and pursued a career in journalism. He states in the preface that he recommends this volume to "every intelligent reader, by making it sketchy, anecdotal, humorous, picturesque, descriptive and historical."