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The Argonauts of California: Being the Reminiscences of Scenes and Incidents that Occurred in California in Early Mining Days, Charles Warren Haskins
1 Charles Warren Haskins The Argonauts of California: Being the Reminiscences of Scenes and Incidents that Occurred in California in Early Mining Days
New York Fords, Howard & Hulbert 1890 First Edition Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
Large 8vo. 9 5/8 x 7 1/8 inches. [2], (8), 501, [1 blank] pp. Includes 4 pages of an index of ships sailing for California from the Atlantic States tipped-in between pages (2) and (3). Illustrated throughout with drawings by Charles Warren Haskins in a primitive style that matches the equally primitive dialogue of the text, hundreds of pages of lists of ships sailing for California and overland companies and the pioneers who used this transportation; text with occasional light pencil marginalia, including "p. 407" on the title page. Gilt- and black-stamped yellow cloth, beveled edges; binding square and tight, rubbed, corners showing, spine ends frayed. Ex Library copy with bookplate of the Automobile Club of Southern California on the front paste-down, spine label removed from foot of spine. Working copy. Charles Warren Haskins was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1825. In April 1849, he traveled in the ship America to San Francisco and was a miner in the gold fields. He returned to New Bedford in 1851 to marry Elaphel O. Bronell, and the two of them traveled overland to Placeville where they settled and Haskins owned a mine, a general store, a farm, and the couple raised four children. Charles Haskins wrote The Argonauts of California in the 1880s, telling the stories of the gold rush days. The second half of this book contains the names of 36,000 immigrants to California in 1849. They are listed by the ship in which they arrived or by the wagon train in which they traveled across the Continent. This book is a valuable reference for researchers and scholars studying the migration into California in the 1840s and 1850s. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Narrative of Nicholas
2 Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (1819-1903). Narrative of Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (Overland to California in '41 & '49, and Texas in '51) with an Introduction by Charles L. Camp and Colored Drawings by Arvilla Parker.
San Francisco, CA: Grabhorn Press, 1933 First Edition, thus. Hardcover Collectible: Like New Missing Hardcover Arvilla Parker. 
First Series: Rare Americana, No. 7. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. First printed in Austin, Texas in 1901. 8vo. 10 x 6 1/2 inches. [xii], 100, [8] pp. Title page and chapter heads printed in orange ink with color illustrations by Arvilla Parker; text clean, unmarked. Tan linen spine, printed brown paper over boards, illustration on front cover, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, LACKS original dust-jacket, light offsetting to end-papers as is common. Fine. "In 1841, 'Cheyenne' Dawson of Austin, Texas was part of the famed Bidwell-Bartleson Party, along with his brother-in-law and some 'neighbor boys.' After crossing the Colorado Desert and visiting Los Angeles, the prospectors reached the Mariposa diggings in November. Dawson worked the dry diggings and eventually got into freighting and tells how his fellow pioneer Charles Weber of Stockton tried to coax him into ranching. In April 1851, he began the return journey to Texas via the Isthmus." Kurutz. REFERENCES: Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, p. 161; Heller and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915-1940, No. 184; Howes, U.S.iana, No. D159; Kurutz, The California Gold Rush, N. 171. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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