Child, Andrew; Wright, Lyle H. [introduction]. Overland Route to California: Description of the route, via Council Bluff, Iowa; keeping the north side of the Platte River, for the whole distance, Lying near that stream thence over the South Pass; via the Sublette and Bear River cut-offs, and the Truckie River road, over the Sierra Nevada, to Sacramento Valley. Los Angeles: N. A. Kovach, 1946. Limited Edition.
Limited edition of 35 deckled-edge copies and one of 10 of those which remained unnumbered; signed by both Wright and Goodman.
Quarter black leather with light blue boards, 6 x 9 inches, some scuffing to leather but without cracks, a little worn at the top of the spine. Small partially-removed paper address label top of ffep, ink name and address stamp on the closed top page edge.  60  map, 5 plates. No dj. California Centennial Series, Vol. IV. Very good. Hardcover. 
Howes C-378; "One of the earliest dependable 'plains guides,' based on its author's experience."
This is a reprint of the 1852 first edition.
A very detailed, step-by-step account on how to travel through these lawless lands. Childs takes care to point out the necessary equipment for the trip, distances between camp sites, locations of poisonous water, exact distances between and locations of water holes, warnings about dangerous ground, &c.