Hanover: Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1862. Three volumes bound in two: xvi, 384; vi, , 168; viii, , 69, , 132. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, with original tissue guard, in volume 1. Contemporary black quarter morocco over pebble-grain cloth, gilt-paneled spines. A clean and attractive copy, with widely scattered minor wear. Near Fine.
"A good part of Benjamin's three years was spent in the eastern United States, investigating history and condition of Jews in North America" [Wagner-Camp]. "Occasionally, as for example pp 21-24, the text is in Hebrew" [Streeter]. Benjamin went to San Francisco by way of Panama, and continued north to the Oregon territory as far as Vancouver. He then went overland through Salt Lake City and on to St. Louis in 1861. "Of considerable interest on California, the Mormons and the Northwest" [Howes]. The second part of the third volume concerns his visit with the Mormons in Salt Lake. "These are the observations of a careful traveler who was able to record his personal narrative vividly" [Graff].
FIRST EDITION. Howes B351aa. Graff 252. Streeter Sale 3069. Wagner-Camp 380. 41 Decker 334. Item #33192