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Fine. Facsimile reprint of the 1850 edition, two volumes in slipcase. Number 551 of 1, 100 copies. Vol. I: xxiii, xii, 251 pp; Vol II: 247, with bibliography, index, foldout map of California. Publisher's prospectus and catalogue of Western Americana laid in. From the Prospectus: "This is a book of high adventure, of knocking around among the gold-diggers, vaqueros and rancheros, sleeping on the mountains with wolves and grizzly bears" and living in the towns and mining camps. Its pages abound with anecdote, humor, and a vitality that seems to recreate those lusty times." Both volumes in fine condition, slipcase has light shelfwear. Shipping will be more than standard for priority or international orders.
Very Good. Book Being a True Facsimile of the Whole of the First 1850 Edition, Including the Original Color Plates, with a Biographical Introduction by Richard H. Dillon. Two volumes. Palo Alto, California: Lewis Osborne, 1968. A travel writer for the New York Tribune, Taylor traveled to California via Panama to observe the gold rush scene, recording these observations in frequent letters he sent to the paper, which form the basis of this work. Originally published in 1850, this work contains some of the most descriptive and true to life portraits of events in the mining camps, the California Constitutional Convention, and in early San Francisco and Monterey. Signed by Dillon on the front flyleaf in each volume. Full beige cloth bindings, with decorative gilt stamping. A very good set, housed in the publisher's slipcase, which is scuffed on one panel and a bit edgeworn. The Zamorano Eighty, #73.
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