Limited to 500 copies, printed by the Grabhorn Press. Originally published in 1870, this edition features a new introduction and notes by G. Ezra Dane. Graff, 3204. Howes, P105. Wheat: Gold Rush #153. 144 pages with three foldouts. Bound in original green paper covered boards with illustrated paper label on front cover and title label on spine. Two lower corners lightly bumped, else fine in near fine plain dust jacket with two short tears and light wear at corners and spine panel ends.
Reprint of the 1870 first edition which Marshall himself published. One of 450 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. Introduction & Notes by G. Ezra Dane. Small 8vo. xvi, 144pp. Portrait. Green boards with pictorial label on front cover and printed title label on spine. A very fine and bright copy with the elusive plain dust jacket. "Parson's biography has been called one of the most important works of California history...Much of the book details not only Marshall's famous discovery but also the 'curse' that dogged much of his life" (Kurutz). [Grabhorn Bibliography: 225; Kurutz: 483-b; Rocq: 1821].
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