DANA, RICHARD HENRY, JR. 1815-1882.
Two Years Before the Mast. A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. 483 pp. 12mo. Original tan cloth lettered in black, custom crimson cloth folder and gilt-lettered crimson morocco-backed slipcase. Some light foxing including to covers, spine mostly absent, boards lightly rubbed at extremities.
First edition, first issue with dotted "i" in first line of copyright notice and unbroken type in running headline on p.9. The most popular early account of California. BAL 4434; Howes D49.
Provenance: From the library of M.B. Goldstone.