BookDescription: John Charles Fremont, Oregon and California—The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California, to Which is Added a Description of the Physical Geography of California, With Recent Notices of the Gold Region From the Latest and Most Authentic Sources, Buffalo: Geo. H. Derby, 1851, 456 pages. Gilt title on pressed brown boards. Some slight discoloration to covers. Owner’s book stamp on inside of both front and rear cover. Good binding and generally clean text. Overall a very good copy. Fremont’s earlier expeditions of 1842 and 1843-44 were the most spectacular reconnaissance of the American West since Lewis and Clark. He later went on to become the first candidate for President of the newly formed Republican Party. Illustrated copy including engraving of Fremont.