[Americana] Carvalho, S.N.
Incidence of Travel and Adventure in the Far West; With Col. Fremont's Last Expedition
New York: Derby & Jackson, 1857. Second edition, second issue. 12mo. (i)-xv,(1), (1)-250, (1)-130 pp., plus 4 pp. ads. at rear; complete with half-title. Illustrated with frontispiece and one plate. Original brown cloth, decorated in blind on covers, gilt-pictorial and gilt-lettered spine, corners bumped, spine ends chipped and frayed, joints rubbed and blistered. Light to moderate foxing to text; gift inscriptions dated 1857 and 1938. Howes C-213; Sabin 11180; Wagner Camp 373.

Includes extensive material on Mormonism.

Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897) was an American painter, photographer, author and inventor, born to a Sephardic Jewish family in Charleston, South Carolina, and is considered among the first successful Jewish American artists. Most of his daguerreotypes, executed during his Western travels with Fremont, were lost in a fire.


Estimate $200-300


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Sold for $195 (buyer's premium included)