New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. Hardcover. Illustrated. John Charles Fremont was a major historical figure of the 19th century. He was an important explorer of the far west and famous in Gold Rush history, one of the first two U.S. Senators from California, and a failed Republican presidential candidate. He became rich during the California Gold Rush, although he later lost his fortune. Bound in the embossed original brown cloth boards with gilt title and gilt eagle to spine. Chipping and tears to bookcloth along spine ends, edges of boards, and hinges. Small loss to cloth on rear board. Minor rubbing and soiling to boards and spine. Foxing and toning throughout with occasional spots of soiling. 480 pages. AMER/062322. Very Good.