MARRYAT, Frank. Mountains Molehills or Recollections of a Burnt Journal. London, 1855. 8o. 8 colored lithographic plates (one plate with marginal reinforcement). Late 19th-century half-calf and marbled boards (light rubbing to edges). FIRST EDITION of Marryat's vivid descriptions of saloons, fires, claim jumpers, mining techniques, mining camps, Chinese emigrants, etc. in the San Francisco area. With the praised "High and Dry" view of the San Francisco waterfront. Howes M-299; Sabin 44695; Streeter V:2788.