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Category: All Categories: History: U.S.: Gold Rush
39 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Alaska.  
Klondike. The Chicago Record's Book for Gold Seekers.

Published by World Bible House, Pennsylvania, CR 1897. 555 pages with 3 pages of ads. White covers with some of the illustration left on front and back covers. Lettering on front and back covers can s till be seen. The words Alaska and Klondike are in gold (faded). Slight paper split front inside cover hinge. Otherwise the condition is good, tight and complete. Every known practical and contemplate d route to all gold fields in the North, are fully, comprehensively and minutely described with maps and tables of distances, all of which are absolutely reliable. The only newspaper to send a staff c orrespondent to the gold fields and his letters describing the great Klondike "strike" was the first announcement in this country of the discovery. Black and white illustrations. Invaluable informatio n for historians and researchers. Western Americana, Americana, Alaska, Gold Mines, Gold, Klondike. Hard Cover

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Author Not Indicated , Illustrated by: B&W Half-tones  
A Picture Story of the Cripple Creek Trip
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Publisher: Colorado.
Printed wraps with green border and B&W photo of the mountainside and rail line. This booklet promotes the Cripple Creek short-line railroad and the gold mines and mining in the Cripple Creek area. There is no publisher or copyright date, but printed text indicates total values extracted as of 1914, and a pencil note in one page margin notes "nine tunnels" and is dated 1915, so the booklet dates from that period. (This is the only marking or notation in the book) There are over 80 pages of full-page photo plates of the rail line, scenery, mines and mining operations, plus several pages of text. Included are 4 fold-out panorama views. The condition is good, with some wear on cover edges, shallow creases to several cover corners, and the pencil notation (with name) in the margin of one page as previously noted. Having driven the road to Cripple Creek, I can agree that the trip is somewhat dizzying and the views as spectacular as the book declares. ephemera 5074 Edition and Date Not Stated Paperbound Very Good Condition 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall (horizontal format) Ephemera

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3.
Ball, Edmund F., annotated by; Douglas E Clanin, ed.  
California Gold Rush: Diary of Charles H. Harvey, February 12 - November

Publisher: Indiana Historical Society Indianapokis 1983.
136 pages, color frontis, sepia plates, appendices, decorated endpapers; oblong 8vo, brown boards/cloth, embossed sailing ship front cover. Fine; no dust jacket as issued. Harvey traveled by sail; around the horn from New York to San Francisco Hard Cover Fi ne

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4.
Bidwell, General John, and Steele, Rev. John  
Echoes of the Past About California; and In Camp and Cabin
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Publisher: The Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 1928 Chicago, IL.
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall The Lakeside Classics. Echoes of the Past About California by General John Bidwell and In Camp and Cabin by Rev. John Steele. "..We..turn to a story of the Forty-Niners. Unfortunately, no one journal has been found which gives a complete picture of that stirring life..In the 'Echoes of the Past' by Bidwell (a man who became a substantial citizen of California in after years) and 'In Camp and Cabin' by Steele, we hope the reader will find material that will give some interesting episodes of the trials and experiences of the gold hunter and will stir his interest in further reading of that period.." Illustrated with frontispiece and fold-out map. 377 pages with index. Book is in GOOD condition. No dust jacket.

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5.
Boessenecker, John, Illustrated by: Photos, Illustrations & Map  
Gold Dust and Gunsmoke: Tales of Gold Rush Outlaws, Gunfighters, Lawmen, and Vigilantes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc. New York, NY 1999.
xiii, 367 pp, [2], orange papercovered boards w/silver lettering on the spine, glossy black dj w/grey-white-black pictorial front and rear panels w/yel-orange-white lettering. The book contains tales of teh California territory of the mid-nineteenth century, where disputes were settled with six-shooters adn the lines of justice were in perpetual flux. Vigilance committees took justice into their own hands. Six penalties were traditionally handed down: hanging, whipping, ear-cropping, head shaving, branding or banishment. First Edition Near Fine Hard Cover Near Fine Sm4to from 9" to 11"

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6.
Borthwick, J. D.  
The Gold Hunters: A First-Hand Picture of Life in California Mining Camps in the Early Fifties
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Publisher: Internatioanl Fiction Library, 1917 Cleveland, OH.
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Edited by Horace Kephart. The Gold Hunters is an account of the California Gold Rush of 1849 through the early 1850s by a miner. "..Many narratives have been published by men who participated in the stirring events of early California. From among them I haver chosen, after long research, one written by a British artist, Mr. J. D. Borthwick, and issued in Edinburgh in 1857. The original book is now rare and sought for by collectors of western Americana. It is here reprinted in full, with certain errors corrected. I do not know of another story by an actual miner that is so well written and so true to that wonderful life in the Days of Gold.." 361 pages. Book is in GOOD condition. No dust jacket.

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7.
Brands, H. W.  
The Age of Gold The California Gold Rush and The New American Dream
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Publisher: Doubleday New York 2002.
First Edition Fine in black and yellow paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and map end papers. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 547 pages including an index, bibliography, sources, text and illustrated with two sections of black and white photographs of contemporary works of art and portraits. Our code number = TB20121

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8.
Delano, Alonzo  
Alonzo Delano's California Correspondence
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Publisher: Sacramento Book Collectors Club Sacramento 1952.
Fine in burn orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 7". Without its issued dust jacket. A collection of 26 unpublished letters frm Delano to the Ottawa (Illinois) Free Trader and the New Orleans True Delta from 1849 to 1852. One of only 310 copies printed, 298 of which were for sale. 155 pages including an index, text and illustrated with Harry O. Diamond and maps by Stewart Mitchell and with an introduction and notes by Irving McKee. Per Kurutz in his descriptive bibliography, The California Gold Rush, "these rank among the finest and most descriptive letters from the mines." (Kurutz, 176)Our code number = TB23524

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9.
Dietz, Arthur, Arnold  
Mad Rush For Gold In Frozen North
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Publisher: Times-Mirror Priting and Binding House Los Angeles 1914.
First Edition Very good in the publisher's original, decorated light blue cloth covered boards with the remnants of bold gilt text stamping on the spine and red, white and gilt text and decorations on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5 1/4" with a prior owner's name faintly written on the first free end page. The cloth at the head and heel of the cloth are rubbed and worn as is the upper edge of the front board. Simply signed by the author - "Arthur A. Dietz | 1916" on the first free end page. 281 pages illustrated with line drawings from photographs by W. A. Sharp. Our code number = TB26701

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10.
Downie, Major William  
Hunting for Gold

Publisher: Palo Alto: American West Pub 1971.
facsimile of 1893 edition. very good in very good dust jacket. 8vo. 412pp. full page photos & drawings. decorated endpapers. some light wear to dust jacket edges. Howes D459. Hardcover.

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11.
Gardiner and Dale L. Morgan (Editor), Howard, C.  
In Pursuit Of The Golden Dream Reminiscences of San Francisco and the Northern and Southern Mines, 1849-1857
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Publisher: Western hemisphere, Inc. Stoughton, Mass. 1970.
First Edition Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 11" by 9". Without a dust jacket as issued. Although a modern publication this is an important first person narrative of mines and mining during the California Gold Rush. 390 pages including an index followed by a tipped-on map at the rear pastedown. Illustrated with maps, line drawings and black and white photographs. This copy has been unread as all of the pages are uncut. A fine, tight and beautiful copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. (Kurutz, 262)Our code number = TB26940

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12.
Garner, William Robert  
Letters from California 1846-1847
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Publisher: University of California Press Berkeley 1970.
First Edition Fine in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. These letters (originally sent under the identity of only "W. G." were sent to newspapers on the east coast just before the Gold Rush. They describe in great detail the customs, events and landscape of the area around Monterey and San Francisco Bay. Edited, with a sketch of the life and times of the author of these letters. 262 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps, one section of black and white photographs and reproductions of earlier works of art. Our code number = TB26456

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13.
Gould, Milton S.  
A CAST OF HAWKS: A Rowdy Tale of Greed, Violence, Scandal, and Corruption in the Early Days of San Francisco.
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Publisher: La Jolla: Copley Books (1985)..
ISBN: 0913938289 "The history of some daring and adventurous men and women who came to California in the Gold Rush; how they clashed with each other as they soared to great heights in the Western Sky; and how in the end each, in his or her own way, by blindness and folly, fell to dusty earth." 356p: 2 colour double-page frontispiece, over 100 colour and black/white illustrations, 1 fold-out ; 24cm. 944g. Book: Fine (clean, bright and tight). Dustjacket: Very Good (slight edgewear with one short tear). Burgundy cloth hardcover. Book condition: Fine. Jacket condition: Very Good.

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14.
Hafen, LeRoy, R.  
Overland Routes to the Gold Fields, 1859 from contemporary diaries
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Publisher: The Arthur H. Clark Company Glendale, Calif. 1942.
First Edition Very good+ in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. Volume XI in The Southwest Historical Series edited by LeRoy R. Hafen. 320 pages of text followed by a fold-out map of the routes to the gold regions of Colorado, 1859. Illustrated with a frontispiece, photographs and wood engravings. A very clean copy with many of the pages uncut. Our code number = TB27149

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15.
Harte, Bret  
Tales of the Gold Rush

Publisher: New York: Heritage 1944.
fine in very good slipcase. 8vo. 223pp. illustrated. attractive brown marbled boards with cream cloth spine. Hardcover.

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16.
Helmich, Mary A. and Pauline G. Spear  
A Gold Rush Merchant's Manual or, How to Appear as a Mid-19th Century Store in a 21st Century World
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Publisher: (S.l.) Office of Interpretive Services, California Department of Parks and Recreation 1989.
Quarto, Wrappers, Black & white drawings, illustrations, [vi], 188 pages. Condition: Very good.
     Excellent source of detailed information on gold rush merchants, their suppliers, how they operated, what the interiors looked like, what the merchandise looked like, how they advertised, and much more. Valuable reference for reenactors, tour guides, movie set designers, etc. Perfect-bound in light blue paper covers with black paper over spine. A few corner creases to front cover, minor edge wear. Americana

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17.
Howe, Octavius Thorndike  
Argonauts of '49 History and Adventures of the Emigrant Companies from Massachusetts 1849-1850

Publisher: Harvard University Press Cambridge, Mass. 1923.
First Edition Very good in 1/4 dark blue cloth and blue-gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. The exterior areas of the boards are slightly faded and there is a prior owner's name written in pencil with a date of "1923" on the first free end paper. Without a dust jacket. 221 pages including a bibliography, appendix, text and illustrated with photographs of ship models and reproductions of contemporary works of art. Our code number = TB19069

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18.
Howe, Octavius Thorndike  
Argonauts of '49 History and Adventures of the Emigrant Companies from Massachusetts 1849-1850

Publisher: Harvard University Press Cambridge, Mass. 1923.
First Edition Very good- in 1/4 dark blue cloth and blue-gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. The exterior areas of the boards are slightly faded and lightly stained. Without a dust jacket. 221 pages including a bibliography, appendix, text and illustrated with photographs of ship models and reproductions of contemporary works of art. Our code number = TB19072

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19.
Hulbert, Archer Butler w/intro Bby Jackson, Joseph Henry , Illustrated by: Illustrations & Maps  
Forty-Niners : The Chronicle of the California Trail

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Boston, MA 1949.
xviii, brown clothcovered boards w/green lettering on the front cover and spine, dj white-green-red-black w/wraparound map of the trail to California. A symposium of Gold Rush narratives and experiences from many sources.Wheat #107. When Hulbert wrote the book, he wanted to follow a group from Independence to Hangtown, California describing the experiences that they would encounter. dj price-clipped, dj spine sunned New Centennial Issue Very Good- Hard Cover Very Good Sm4to from 9" to 11"

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20.
Hulbert, Archer, (introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson).  
FORTY-NINERS: A Chronicle of the California Trail. New Centennial Issue.
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Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown - An Atlantic Monthly Press Book. (1931; 1949)..
First Thus. "A complete and connected story of what happened to those thousands of men and women who toiled through the dust and misery of the Overland Trail." 340p: maps, drawings throughout; 24cm. Bibliography, Index. 866g. Book: Near Very Good (front hinge very slightly loose otherwise clean and sound). Dustjacket: Good (chipped, darkened, 1.5" piece from rear). Brown cloth hardcover. Book condition: Near Very Good. Jacket condition: Good.

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21.
Jackson, Joseph Henry (edited by).  
Gold Rush Album.

Publisher: Published by C.Scribners New York.
Published in 1949, believe 1st edition. Profusely illustrated w/photos. All very good. Western Americana, Gold Rush, California. Hard Cover

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22.
Lee, Mabel Barbee.  
Cripple creek Days.

Publisher: Doubleday New York.
Introduction by Lowell Thomas. CR 1958, 270 pages, blackand white photos in center of book. A nostalgic reminiscence of the last of the great gold rush towns. Mabel Lee came to Cripple Creek with her father in 1892. She gives a rare glimpse into the turbulent life of the Colorado gold rush, a young town and young girl growing up together. All very good condition. Believe to be a First Edition Hard Cover

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23.
Lewis, Oscar.  
Sutter's Fort: Gateway to the Gold Fields.

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice Hall , 1966..
First Edition, First printing Hardback octavo in quarter blue cloth on gold cloth boards. 222 pages illustrated by photographs. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF TITLE WITH AN INSCRIPTION TO A CHILDHOOD FRIEND, DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION. A solid popular history of the place before and after the gold rush, and part of a planned series on American Forts. Very light shelf wear and fading to the spine ends. The jacket is complete but for a little loss of material at the top rear spine fold. The spine is sun faded, the rear panel is lightly soiled, the edges modestly worn. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good in Very Good DJ

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24.
McGloin, John Bernard.  
Eloquent Indian: The Life of James Bouchard, California Jesuit.

Publisher: Stanford University Press 1950.
Second printing The story of a Delaware Indian who became a priest and served in the Gold Rush camps and elsewhere in the far west Hardcover ery good condition, previous owner's stamp on front pastedown. No dust jacket. #02136

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25.
McKinstry, Byron N.; foreword by Ray Allen Billington; commentary by Bruce L. McKinstry.  
The California Gold Rush Overland Diary of Byron N. McKinstry, 1850-1852 (with a biographical sketch and comment on a modern tracing of his overland travel by his grandson).

Publisher: Glendale CA: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1975..
First Edition ISBN: 0870621149 Small quarto, about 9.75 inches tall, in bright red cloth. 401 pages illustrated by document facsimiles, photographs. Kurutz, 422 (reporting 1644 copies printed). A very well written and detailed memoir of crossing the plains and mountains, and mining near Placerville and Mokelumne from Sept. 1850 to June, 1852. Mattes, 894 ("Diary exceptional . for thoroughness . penetrating observations of human character . ."). Mintz, 321. All three bibliographies are very complimentary of the grandson's accomplishment in retracing the route. The book is clean, bright and sound with just a hint of extremity wear. The jacket has minor extremity wear very light soiling. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket

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26.
Monaghan, Jay.  
Chile, Peru, and the California Gold Rush of 1849.

Publisher: Berkeley University of California Press 1973.
First printing Hardcover Near fine condition in like dust jacket. #10956

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27.
Mumey, Nolie.  
Amos Steck (1822-1908): Forty-niner: His Overland Diary to California; A Pioneer Coloradan, Prminent Citizen, Jurist, Educator, Builder and Philanthropist :

Publisher: Denver: Range Press, 1981..
First edition Quarter turquoise cloth, gilt stamped peach cloth covered boards. Limited edition, #103 of 200 copies. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE LIMITATION PAGE. ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND HIS WIFE ON THE RECTO OF THE FRONTIS, WITH A PERSONAL INSCRIPTION. Truly a Forty-niner, he made the trek to California from Watertown, Wisconsin in the summer and fall of 1849. The major part of this book is his journal of that trip. He later settled in Denver, virtually at its founding, in 1859. A glassine jacket with a spider web design. Illustrated by a few photos and a frontis portrait. A virtually unworn copy with a minor bump on lower front edge. The glassine has some light wear and a couple of small chips, and the spine is slightly darkened. Hardback octavo Hardback octavo Near Fine in Very Good Dustjacket

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28.
Poynter, Margaret  
Gold Rush: The Yukon Stampede of 1898.

Publisher: Published by Atheneum, 1979.
Cloth. CR 1979, stated 1st edition, 91 pages. Dust jacket, black covers, all very good. This book tells of the greed and desperation as well as heroism and endurance of the Yukon stampeders. Stamp on f ront endpapers. Western Americana, Americana, Gold Rush of 1898, Yukon Gold Rush, mining, gold mining, Alaska. Hard Cover

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29.
Riesenberg, Felix, Jr  
The Golden Road, The Story of California's Spanish Mission Trail
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Co.,New York, 3rd Printing, 1962.
Near Fine cloth hardback, VG DJ. Cover with slightly bent spine edges. DJ has edge wear, one tear to top front spine, tiny chips. Binding tight. Owner's bookplate inside cover. End papers and pp are clean and unmarked. 8vo, 315 pp with small b/w illustrations, notes, biblio and index.

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30.
Robinson, Zirkle, D.  
The Robinson-Rosenberger Journey To The Gold Fields Of California 1849-1850 The Diary of Zirkle D. Robinson
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Publisher: The Prairie Press Iowa City 1966.
First Edition Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 6". In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket, with two short closed tears at the upper edges of the front panel at the folds to the spine area and the front flap. Edited with an introduction by Francis Coleman Rosenberger. 26 pages of text preceded by 15 pages of introduction. Our code number = TB25860

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31.
Sargent (Editor), Shirley  
Seeking the Elephant, 1849 James Mason Hutchins' Journal of his Overland Trek to California
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Publisher: The Arthur H. Clark Company Glendale, Calif. 1980.
First Edition Fine in red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6 1/4" with the ghost of a 4" by 1 3/4" label on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. One of only 750 copies printed of the first edition. The full title page reads: "Seeking the Elephant, 1849 James Mason Hutchins' Journal of his Overland Trek to California Including his Voyage to America, 1848 and Letters from the Mother Lode." 209 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and a photographic reproduction of Hutchings" first issue of California Magazine. This is the 12th volume in the American Trails Series by The Arthur H. Clark Company. Our code number = TB26375

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Senkewicz, Robert M., S.J.  
Valiantes in Gold Rush San Francisco

Publisher: Stanford University Press Stanford 1985.
272 pages, b/w plates, map, appendix, notes, index, illustrated endpapers; 8vo, red cloth. Near fine, faint erasure blank front endpaper; dust jacket very good+ Hard Cover

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33.
Smith, Dwight L., ed.  
John D. Young and the Colorado Gold Rush

Publisher: Donnelley/Lakeside Classics Chicago 1969.
Fine; no dust jacket. (xxxii) 188 pages, b/w plates, double-page map, index, list of Lakeside Classics, 16mo; navy cloth, top edge gold. Laid in complimentary card of Gaylor Donnelley Hard Cover Fi ne

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34.
Spencer, Elma Dill Russell, Illustrated by: Photos  
Gold Country 1828-1858

Publisher: The Naylor Company San Antonio, TX 1958.
vii, 10 plates, 256 pp, green cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on spine, dj green w/gilt-black lettering w/illustrated front & photo of the author on the back, yellow-green endpapers of maps. The story of the routes followed by thousands of gold seekers, the author chronicled the fates & fortunes of the Russell brothers, who participated in all three strikes. dj rubbed and worn along the edges. dj spine sunned. Good Hard Cover Very Good 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo

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35.
The Forward Mining Development Company  
Prospectus of the Forward Mining Development Company. Goldfield and Bullfrog, Nevada
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Publisher: The Forward Mining Development Company Denver, Colorado,.
Effusive prospectus for the Forward Mining Development, Bullfrog and Goldfield districts, Nevada. No date (c. 1905). Stapled booklet of 12 pages plus pink wraps, with B&W photo of the Combination mine on the rear panel. Lucien L. Patrick was president of these various mining enterprises. After producing record amounts of gold, the mines petered out in relatively few years. The town of Goldfield is noted as a ghost town today with a number of the old brick buildings still standing, continued plans to revamp some of them into tourist facilities, and rumors of ghosts in the old hotel. In very good condition, cover somewhat faded as usual, 1/4 inch closed tear on front cover fore edge, short separation at spine foot, otherwise a very spiffy example of early 20th-Century promotional salesmanship and of Nevada mining history. EPHEMERA 4882 First Edition Paperbound Very Good Condition 9 x 4 Inches Ephemera

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36.
Watkins, T. H.  
Gold and Silver in the West, the Illustrated History of an American Dream
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Publisher: Bonanza Books, New York.
Originally published in 1971. VG paper over board hardback, gilt lettering, G DJ. Cover with slightly bent spine edges. DJ has edge wear, chip on top spine edges, two small tears. Binding tight. End papers faintly spotted as are a few other pp. Otherwise, pp are VG+, clean and unmarked. 4to, 287 pp with color and b/w illustrations, appendices, sources and index. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA.

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Watson, Douglas, S.  
The Life of Johann August Sutter
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Publisher: The Grabhorn Press San Francisco 1933.
First Edition Near fine in heavy light brown printed paper wraps with a thread sewn binding. A folio measuring 14" by 9 1/4" with minor creasing at the lower fore corner and with a dent through the wrapper and all the pages measuring approximately 1/8" in diameter which is about 3/4" from the lower edge and 1 1/2" in from the fore edge. This dent (tear) does not impact the text on any page. 5 pages of text. Printed by The Grabhorn Press in 1933 for the "Members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco." This is not one of the print-on-demand, facsimile copies.Our code number = TB24487

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38.
Wierzbicki, F.P.  
California As It IS & As It May Be: Or A Guide to the Gold Region.

Publisher: New York Burt Franklin 1970.
Reprint of the 1849 edition Hardcover Near fine condition. No dust jacket (presumably as issued). #11310

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39.
Zauner, Phyllis and Lou, Illustrated by: Photos & Illustrations  
California Gold - Story of the Rush to Riches

Publisher: Zanel Publications Tahoe Paradise, CA 1980.
88 pp, grey SC wraps w/pictorial front panel w/dark brown lettering on the spine. A mini-history of the California Gold Rush of 1848. It describes some of the various places were gold camps were set up. No Jacket Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo

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