Horatio Alger, Jr.
Title The Young Miner; Or, Tom Nelson in California. Introduction and Bibliographical Note by John Seelye
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Edition, thus
Publisher San Francisco, CA The Book Club of California 1965
Seller ID MC2-12
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 120. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies printed by Adrian Wilson at his Press in Tuscany Alley, printed in Bulmer and Tuscan Ombree types, composed by Mackenzie & Harris. Large 8vo. 10 x 6 7/8 inches. xxi, 187,  pp. Frontispiece portrait of "Our Hero," illustrated throughout with reproductions of woodcuts and engravings; text clean, un-marked. Quarter beige linen, illustrated paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, top edge lightly soiled. Two prospectuses for this title are included. Very Good. Reprint of Horatio Alger's rags-to-riches story set in the gold mines of California. "The Young Miner" tells of Tom Nelson's adventures in the gold fields dodging thieves, gamblers, and saloon keepers, encountering characters that include Harte's heathen Chinee, Ah Sin, a Boston dude named Lawrence Peabody, a Yankee bumpkin named Ebenezer Onthank, and a grizzly bear named Bruin. Eventually Tom strikes it rich, returning home in the nick of time to save the family homestead from the clutches of the man to whom it had been mortgaged so that Tom could go to California.
Horatio Alger, The Young Miner; Or, Tom Nelson in California, Introduction, Bibliographical Note, John Seelye, Book Club of California, Adrian Wilson, Press in Tuscany Alley, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Mackenzie & Harris