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Klondike Women; True Tales of the 1897-98 Gold Rush

by Mayer, Melanie J.

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Published
1989
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9780804009270
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Swallow Press / Ohio University Press, 1989. xi, 267p., illustrated with a large number of b&w period photos and facsimiles, and several line maps, softbound in 10x7 inch glossy decorated wraps. Covers curl very slightly, slight subliminal signs of handling, clean, sound and unmarked (except for author's signature on front free endsheet), a very good copy.
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Vigilantes in gold rush San Francisco

by Senkewicz, Robert M., S. J.

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Published
1985
ISBN
9780804712309
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£11.25

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Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1985. Hardcover. ix, 272p., illustrated from period photographs; first edition cloth boards in dust jacket. Faint edgewear to dj and a bright green seller's label disfigures the dj illustration, an else quite sound clean unmarked copy. Revisionist interpretation of the Vigilante movement, largely that "merchants saw agitation and violence against the city's powerful Irish Catholics… Read more
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image of Women's Voices from the Mother Lode; Tales from the California Gold Rush. Original illustrations by Kathleen R. Petersen

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Boise ID: Tamarack Books, Inc, 1998. Paperback. 272p., numerous illustrations from period photography, modern sketches, and a line map; a sizeable bibliography and index are supplied. Softbound, a handsome 9x6 inch paperback with a marvellous embossed cover (credited), Condition appears to be fine and unmolested, except that a former owner has lightly pencilled a few marginal arrows in the… Read more
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image of California's Pioneer Mountaineer of Rabbit Creek. John Thomas Mason's meanderings [&c &c]

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San Francisco: Self-published by the author, 1930. Hardcover. 72p., printed on nice alkaline cream-tinted paperstock, illustrated from b&w cuts, period photography, a line map and, in color, a fullpage reproduction of a contemporary print (also to be found on the dust jacket). Hardbound in 9.5x6.5 inch green cloth boards cover-titled black, and the aforesaid jacket. Number 473 of 525.… Read more
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£22.50
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Sacramento and the Trail of '49

by Kimball, J. N.

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Published
1928
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New York: Underwood Typewriter Company, 1928. Paperback. 24p, 6x9 inches, illustrated with a dozen portrait photos (contestants) and ads, good booklet in stapled green pictorial wraps. Covers bear some dust and handling-grime, text a few pencilled tic-marks. This booklet contains the copy used in the 1928 International Typewriting Championship Contest. The story contained in this booklet is reprinted with… Read more
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image of The Gold Rush: The Letters from The Wolverine Rangers to the Marshall, Michigan, Statesman 1849-1851

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Mount Pleasant: The Cumming Press, 1974. Hardcover. xii, 154p., introduction, very good first edition thus limited to 487 copies in orange cloth boards and gilt. One of several books in a series.
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image of The library of Dr. Roger K. Larson in four volumes cover title Ex Libris Roger K. Larson

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San Francisco: Pacific Book Auction Galleries, 1995. Hardcover. Four volume set, unpaginated, 8.5x11 inches, catalogs of the four separate auctions held in 1995 & 1996, illustrations, bid sheets at rear, #25/100 copies, fine in blue cloth boards with reproduction of Larson's bookplate affixed front cover, gilt titles on spine. Introductions by Richard H. Dillon (3 pages) and Lawrence Clacrk… Read more
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image of The gold digger's song book: containing the most popular humorous and sentimental songs composed by M. Taylor and sung by his original company with unbounded applause throughout California

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San Francisco: Cranium Press for The Book Club of California, 1975. Leather Bound. xii+34p., introduction, bibliography, one of 450 copies printed at the Cranium Press for the Members of the Book Club of California, unopened pages, fine in quarter calf with map-design paper boards, illustrated endsheets and a paper-vellum dj (toned where touching calf) with gilt titles. Publication no.… Read more
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Quest For Deep Gold: The Story Of La Grange, California

by Gray, Thorne B.

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Published
1973
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La Grange, CA: Southern Mines Press, 1973. 44p., 5.5x8.5 inches, signed by the author, maps, vintage b&w photos, footnotes, index, very good first edition booklet in stapled pictorial wraps. On the old mining town, with brief mentions of Chinese miners and their activities.
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image of Benicia, The Promise of California 1846-1889. Sketches by Bernice Herger

Benicia, The Promise of California 1846-1889. Sketches by Bernice Herger

by Woodruff, Jacqueline McCart. Sponsored by the Benicia Centennial Committee

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Published
1947
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[Berkeley]: printed in Vallejo for the author, 1947. 84p., perfunctory sketch illustrations, softbound in 8.5x5.5 inch decorated wraps. Mild fading and handling, a very good copy. Odd note, either the cover illustration screws up Calif's outline, or the SF Bay inlet really does enter from state's Nevada side.
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Memories of the days of old, days of gold, days of 49

by Thom, Mrs. Robert

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Published
1920
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Sonora: Tuolumne-Calaveras Bi-County Federation of Women's Clubs, 1920. [18p.], very good in oblong pictorial wraps, private ownership label inside front cover. Illustrated with black and white photos and a map.
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Quest For Deep Gold: The Story Of La Grange, California

by Gray, Thorne B.

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Published
1973
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La Grange, CA: Southern Mines Press, 1973. 44p., 5.5x8.5 inches, preface, footnotes, index, map, illustrations, vintage photos, very good in staplebound wraps. On the old mining town, with brief mentions of Chinese miners and their activities.
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The Chinese in Northern California, a history

by Pricer, Barbara

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Published
1996
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Quincy CA: for the author by Forest Printing, 1996. Unpaginated preliminaries, 90p., illustrated with period snapshots, first edition trade-size wraps, a very good copy. Chapters on the populations of Oroville, Chico, Marysville, Clipper Mills, Susanville, La Porte, Northern and Eastern Plumas County, American Valley-Quincy, Meadow Valley-Silver Creek.
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image of A year of mud and gold: San Francisco in letters and diaries, 1849 - 1850

A year of mud and gold: San Francisco in letters and diaries, 1849 - 1850

by Benemann, William, editor

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Published
1999
ISBN
9780803212930
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Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. Hardcover. xxiii, 241p., preface, introduction, street map of San Francisco in 1850, notes, bibliography, index, very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped dj. Personal inscription signed by the editor.
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Valley of Salt, Memories of Wine: a Journal of Death Valley 1849

by Nusbaumer, Louis; and George Koenig (ed.)

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Published
1967
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Berkeley: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1967. xvii+67p., openweave green boards with bright gilt, 10.5x7 inches, folded map tipped in at the terminus, has also a couple of excellent sepia site photos plus a few facsimiles. Faintest signs of any handling, a near-immaculate copy. Nusbaumer's party wandered into desertland now called Death Valley; even Native Americans didn't go through… Read more
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image of The Pony Express,; stories of pioneers and old trails; vol. xxvii nos. 1-11 [#12 lacking], vol. xxviii nos. 1-12, vol. xxxix [sic, xxvix] nos. 1-12, vol. xxx nos. 1-3 & 6-12 [#s 4,5 lacking], vol. xxxi nos. 1-12  [57 unduplicated numbers, broken run]

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Sonora CA: the monthly, 1964. Articles and period images, a loosely academic approach, some contemporary coverage; uniform format, newsprint fastenings averaging 16p., mildly and evenly toned, all handleable and largely unblemished, the 57 items as a lot.
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£56.26
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Californians and Hard Money reprinted essays from California Folklore Quarterly

by Cross, Ira B., introduction by Robert Sproul, question by Samuel T. Farquhar

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Published
1946
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[Berkeley]: [University of California], 1946. 15p., 6x9.25 inches, very good pamphlet is stapled tan wraps.
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Blacks in gold rush California

by Lapp, Rudolph M.

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Published
1977
ISBN
9780300019889
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977. Hardcover. xiv, 321p., preface, notes, bibliographical essay, index, illustrations, very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped dj. Personal inscription signed and dated June 30 1977 by the author. Yale Western Americana series, 29.
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image of Villains and vigilantes; the story of James King of William and pioneer justice in California

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New York: Wilson-Erickson, 1936. vii, 261p., hardbound first edition in diced green cloth boards titled orange, and unclipped dust jacket. Dj has a little edgewear with some chipping at the head, book itself has a little toning to endsheets, a remarkably nice copy: entirely sound, clean and unmarked. Adams 6-Guns 448.
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image of California Gold Rush Merchant: The Journal of Stephen Chapin Davis

California Gold Rush Merchant: The Journal of Stephen Chapin Davis

by Richards, Benjamin B. (ed.)

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Published
1956
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San Marino: Huntington Library, 1956. Hardcover. xvii+124p., boards in publisher's acetate dj, near fine.
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