Title California, Land of Gold, Or, Stay at Home and Work Hard. A Short Description of California and the Dangers Which Threaten the Immigrant Along with the Story of the Sad Fate of a German Immigrant. Adapted for Young Adults.
Binding Blue-cloth, Hardcover
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Type Blue-cloth, Hardcover
Publisher San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1971
Seller ID KSF513-B57
LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies. 12mo. 7 x 5 1/4 inches. [vi], 86 pp. Title-page printed within a red typographic border as is the entire text, edited with an introduction by Ferol Egan, translated by Anthony Knight, 6 primitive illustrations taken from the original German language text; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, small slip mounted in the front end-papers announces "The original edition of this book was published by The Book Club of California in 1971. Recently a few were discovered and are bound in a different colored cloth for distribution to new members"; binding square and tight. Muir Dawson's copy. Very Good. Designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Printed in Scotch Roman type on machine made paper. Little is known of J. Muller, the author of this work meant to discourage German youth from leaving their homes and venturing to California during the heady years of the California Gold Rush. The text tells the stories of several foolish Germans who were beguiled into dreadful voyages into distant lands. Printed in the same format as the original, included in the Rounce and Coffin Club Exhibition of Western Books. Reference: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 138 (not referencing the later blue-cloth re-issue).
California, Land of Gold, Or, Stay at Home and Work Hard. A Short Description of California and the Dangers Which Threaten the Immigrant Along with the Story of the Sad Fate of a German Immigrant. Adapted for Young Adults, J. Muller, The Book Club of California, Muir Dawson