Title: Mountain Idylls and Other Poems
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell, Chicago, IL, USA.
Publication Date: 1901
Signed: Signed by Author ; Owned By Notable
nFINE. Green cloth boards. Decorated white & black mountain illustration, silver titling, gold edging. First edition May 1901. SIGNED by AUTHOR on ffep with special inscription to Edwin Allen Sherman, Editor of the "Miner", Oct 21, '01. This copy is notable for its owner, Major Edwin A. Sherman. Sherman was a miner, surveyor, soldier who served in the Mexican campaigns with Gen'ls Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott, was friend of John C Fremont. He mined in the California gold fields with the Forty-niners and wrote for the Sonoma California Historical Society. He travelled back to the East Coast for several years. In 1854, with John C. Fremont, Sherman returned to California via Panama, and the following year he was elected county surveyor of Sacramento County, which office he held for two years. In 1860 he purchased the printing office of the San Bernardino Herald and published the Patriot, a Union paper, using the Ames Press (now in the Henry Ford Museum at Dearborn, Michigan). Later he moved the press to Aurora, Nevada, and published the Esmeralda Star, also a Union sheet. In 1862 Govemor Leland Stanford, of California, commissioned him major of engineers on the staff of Brigadier General Alexander Malcolm Dobbie, and he was made military instructor of the National Guard of California for the state at large, it being placed on a war footing to suppress rebellion. In 1863 Sherman was elected state controller of Nevada. Sherman was in New York City at the time of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, on April 14, 1865, and served as marshal of the Pacific Division of States and Territories in the great funeral procession in that city on April 25. In 1866 he returned to Austin, Nevada, as superintendent of the New York & Austin Silver Mining Company. In December 1869 he resigned, went to White Pine, and located the site of Shermantown. In 1874 he was appointed town surveyor of Gold Hill, Nevada, and also deputy United States mineral surveyor, which offices he held until 1877 when he resigned and removed to San Francisco. In June 1883 he took up residence in Oakland, California, where he remained for the remainder of his career as mining expert, author, and contributor to San Francisco newspapers and magazines. He continued publishing and travelling until his passing on March 17, 1914. UNIQUE COPY. Signed by Author ; Owned by Notable. [B112-53]. Bookseller Inventory # 010512
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