1048. [GOLD RUSH]. Lot of about 55 imprints. Included are:

BEILHARZ, Edwin A. & Carlos U. López (eds). We Were 49ers: Chilean Accounts of the California Gold Rush. Pasadena, 1976.

BIEBER, Ralph P. “Southwestern Trails to California in 1849” from Mississippi Valley Historical Review 12:3, 1925. Pp. [344]-375.

CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. California Gold Discovery: Centennial Papers on the Time, the Site And Artifacts. San Francisco, 1947.

CAUGHEY, John Walton (ed.). Rushing for Gold. Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1949.

CHAMBERLAIN, Newell D. The Call of Gold: True Tales on the Gold Road to Yosemite. Mariposa, 1936.

CHURCHILL, Charles William. Fortunes Are For The Few: Letters of a Forty-Niner. San Diego, 1977.

CLARKE, Dwight L. William Tecumseh Sherman: Gold Rush Banker. San Francisco, 1969.

CROSY, Elisha Oscar. Memoirs of Elisha Oscar Crosby: Reminiscences of California and Guatemala from 1849 to 1864, Edited by Charles Albro Barker. San Marino, 1945.

DANA, Julian. Sutter of California: A Biography. New York, 1934.

DE MASSEY, Ernest. A Frenchman in the Gold Rush: The Journal of Ernest de Massey, Argonaut of 1949. San Francisco, 1927.

DELANO, Alonzo. A Live Woman in the Mines; of, Pike County Ahead! A Local Play in Two Acts. New York, 1857.

DILLON, Richard. Fool’s Gold: The Decline and Fall of Captain John Sutter of California. New York, 1967.

DOBLE, John. John Doble’s Journal and Letters from the Mines...1851-1865, Edited by Charles L. Camp. Denver, 1962.

DRESSLER, Albert. California’s Pioneer Mountaineer of Rabbit Creek.... San Francisco, 1930.

DUMAS, Alexandre. A Gil Blas in California. Orange, 1948.

EGAN, Ferol. The El Dorado Trail: The Story of the Gold Rush Routes Across Mexico. New York, 1970.

EGENHOFF, Elisabeth L. (ed.). The Elephant As They Saw It: A Collection of Contemporary Pictures and Statements on Gold Mining in California. San Francisco, 1971.

ENO, Henry. Twenty Years on the Pacific Slope: Letters of Henry Eno from California and Nevada, 1848-1871, Edited and with an Introduction by W. Turrentine Jackson. New Haven & London, 1965.

ESMERALDA, Aurora. Life and Letters of a Forty-Niner’s Daughter. San Francisco, 1929.

GARDINER, Howard C. In Pursuit of the Golden Dream: Reminiscences of San Francisco and the Northern and Southern Mines, 1849-1857. Stoughton, 1970.

GAY, Theressa. James W. Marshall, The Discover of California Gold: A Biography. Georgetown: The Talisman Press, 1967. 558 [1, colophon] [1, blank] pp., frontispiece (included in pagination, 16 photographic plates, 5 facsimile inserts in rear pocket. Thick 8vo, original marbled paper over blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Very fine in lightly worn slipcase.
     First edition, limited edition (#150 of 250 copies).

GUDDE, Erwin G. California Gold Camps: A Geographical and Historical Dictionary of Camps, Towns, and Localities where Gold Was Found and Mined; Wayside Stations and Trading Centers. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975. x, 467 [1, blank] pp., text illustrations, maps. 8vo, original black cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Fine in rubbed pictorial d.j. with small tear at rear outer corner.

GUDDE, Erwin G. Sutter’s Own Story: The Life of General Augustus Sutter and the History of New Helvetia in the Sacramento Valley. New York, 1936.

HARTE, Bret. Stories of the Early West. New York, 1964.

HARTE, Bret. The Argonauts of North Liberty. Boston & New York, 1888.

HILL, Jasper S. The Letters of a Young Miner Covering the Adventures of Jasper S. Hill During the California Goldrush, 1849-1852, Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. San Francisco, 1964.

JOHNSON, Kenneth M. The New Almaden Quicksilver Mine, With an Account of the Land Claims Involving the Mine and Its Role in California History. Georgetown, 1963.

LEWIS, Oscar. Sutter’s Fort: Gateway to the Gold Fields. Englewood Cliffs, 1966.

McCLOSKEY, Joseph J. & Hermann J. Sharmann. Christmas in the Gold Fields, 1849: The Reminiscences of Joseph J. McCloskey and Hermann J. Sharmann with Illustrations Taken From Contemporary Letter Sheets. San Francisco, 1959.

McKINSTRY, Byron N. The California Gold Rush Overland Diary of Byron N. McKinstry.... Glendale, 1975.

M’COLLUM, William. California As I Saw It: Pancillings by the Way of its Gold and Gold Diggers! And Incidents of Travel by Land and Water....with Five Letters from the Isthmus by W.H. Hecox, Edited by Dale L. Morgan. Los Gatos, 1960.

MEGQUIER, Mary Jane. Apron Full of Gold: The Letters of Mary Jane Megquier from San Francisco, 1849-1856. San Marino, 1949.

M’ILVAINE, William, Jr. Sketches of Scenery and Notes of Personal Adventure in California and Mexico by William M’Ilvaine, Jr, with a Foreward by Robert G. Cleland and Reproductions of the Sixteen Lithographic Plates. San Francisco: Grabhorn Press for The Book Club of California, 1951. ix [1, blank], [2], 78 [1, colophon]. Folio, original marbled paper over tan linen. Corners bumped, light wear, else near fine in plain brown dust wrapper. With original prospectus laid in.
     Limited edition (1 of 400 copies).\

MOERENHOUT, Jacques Antoine. The Inside Story of the Gold Rush....Translated and Edited from Documents in the French Archives by Abraham P. Nasatir.... San Francsico: California Historical Society, 1935. [4] ix [1, blank], 94 pp., frontispiece, 7 plates, large folding map. 8vo, original mustard cloth with printed paper label on upper board and spine. Endpapers browned, former owner’s bookplate on upper pastedown, else fine.
     Limited edition (1 of 200 copies). Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 449; Rocq 15970; Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 144: "Significant and discerning letters and reports by the French Consul in California.... Among the best of the early reports which emanated from the Gold Country."

MONAGHAN, Jay. Australians and the Gold Rush: California and Down Under, 1849-1854. Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1966.

MONAGHAN, Jay. Chile, Peru, and the California Gold Rush of 1849. Berkeley, Los Angeles & London, 1973.

MÜLLER, J. California, Land of Gold, or Stay at Home and Work Hard.... San Francisco, 1971.

OSBUN, Albert G. To California and the South Seas: The Diary of Albert G. Osbun, 1849-1851. San Marino, 1966.

PERKINS, William. Three Years in California: William Perkins’ Journal of Life at Sonora, 1849-1852. Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1964.

PLATT, P.L. & N. Slater. Travelers’ Guide Across the Plains Upon the Overland Route to California....Reprinted from the 1852 Edition and Including an Introduction by Dale Morgan. San Francisco, 1963.

POMFRET, John E. (ed.). California Gold Rush Voyages, 1848-1849: Three Original Narratives. San Marino, 1954.

PORTER, Burton B. One of the People: His Own Story. N.p, 1907.

ROBINSON, Zirkle D. The Robinson-Rosenberger Journey to the Gold Fields of California, 1849-1850....Edited with an Introduction by Francis Coleman Rosenberger. Iowa City, 1966.

ROOT, Riley. Journal of Travels from St. Josephs to Oregon with Observations of that Country, Together with a Description of California, Its Agricultural Interests, and a Full Description of Its Gold Mines. Oakland, 1955.

SALAZAR, Francisco. The Gold of Old Hornitos. Fresno, 1964.

SCHERER, James A.B. The First Forty-Niner and the Story of the Golden Tea-Caddy. New York, 1925.

SHAW, Reuben Cole. Across the Plains in Forty-Nine. Chicago, 1948.

SHUFELT, S. A Letter from a Gold Miner...with an Introduction by Robert Glass Cleland. San Marino, 1944.

SUTTER, Johann Augustus, James W. Marshall & John Bidwell. Pioneers of the Sacramento: A Group of Letters By and About Johann Augustus Sutter, James W. Marshall and John Bidwell. San Francisco: [Colt Press for] Book Club of California, 1953. Very fine in soiled and worn white dust wrapper.
     First edition, limited edition (400 copies). BCC 84: “The last letter in this book is of great interest and importance. It was written by John Bidwell to Captain W. F. Swasey, obviously in answer to a request for the former’s opinion of Sutter. Swasey...published a book entitled The Early Days and Men of California and no doubt in evaluating the character of Sutter he leaned heavily on Bidwell’s opinion.” Grabhorn 544.

TAYLOR, R.R. Seeing the Elephant: Letters of R.R. Taylor, Forty-Niner. Los Angeles, 1951.

WILBUR, Marguerite Eyer. John Sutter: Rascal and Adventurer. New York, 1949. Signed by author.

WINDELER, Adolphus. The California Gold Rush Diary of a German Soldier....Edited and with an Introduction by W. Turrentine Jackson. Berkeley, 1969.

WYMAN, Walker D (ed.). California Emigrant Letters. New York, 1952.

ZOLLINGER, James Peter. Sutter: The Man and His Empire. New York, 1939.


Sold. Hammer: $400.00; Price Realized: $490.00.

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