One of 750 copies. "Derbec's thirteen letters form the best account of French activities in the Gold Rus." Kurutz; California Gold Rush, 190. 258 pages with index. Map endpapers. Bound in original gray coarse cloth with lettering stamped in gilt on spine. Mild toning to endpaper edges, else fine in very good dust jacket with several small chips and mild toning.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9"-12" Tall. Tan buckram with gilt-stamped title to spine. Map endpapers. 258pp, notes, index. One of 750 copies. Dust jacket, sunned, with rubbed corners, in protective mylar cover.
First English translation of these letters, originally published in the "Echo Du Pacifique." Edited by A. P. Nasatir. Quarto. 258 pp. Frontis portrait, illustrations, extensive notes to the letters, and index. Full gray-green cloth, gilt. A very fine copy with soiled pictorial dust jacket. Probably the best account of the French in the California mining districts.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Limited Edition. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Original tan cloth with gold-stamped spine. Pict. dust jacket Minor discoloration and wear to dust jacket, else near fine Edited by A. P. Nasatir. 258 pp. Frontispiece portrait, 2 additional pages of portraits and facsimiles, text illustrations, endpaper map. Index. One of 750 copies. "Derbec's thirteen letters form the best account of French activities in the Gold Rush. He wrote the first letter on February 1, 1850. Clean.
California Gold Rush stamp affixed to half-title page, otherwise a Fine copy in a VG+ slipcase, which shows to sunning to the edges. 258,  pp (including Index). Printed on Ticonderoga india text. Illustrated. Imperial 8vo. Per Kurutz, "Derbec's thirteen letters form the best account of French activities in the Gold Rush....Nasatir's scholarly introduction, bibliographical data, and extensive notes add much to the story of the French in California." A necessary volume for anyone studying the French during the California Gold Rush.
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