Sea Routes to the Gold Fields: The Migration by Water to California in 1846-1852

By: Oscar Lewis (1893-1992) and Carroll Douglas Hall (b. 1902)

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FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. [ii], xiv, 286, (x) pp. 39 illustrations, folding map tipped in opposite the colophon, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped blue cloth over boards, spine titled in gilt, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, dust jacket chipped at extremities. SIGNED by author on front free end paper. BO118-127. Very Good. This was the first book to tell the story of the Argonauts of the California Gold Rush. Oscar Lewis was a pioneering historian of the American West, and a prolific author and editor. He was regarded as an expert on California history. Lewis was also the Secretary of The Book Club of California from 1921 to 1946 and was a large contributor to the Club's success.

Title: Sea Routes to the Gold Fields: The Migration by Water to California in 1846-1852

Author Name: Oscar Lewis (1893-1992) and Carroll Douglas Hall (b. 1902)

Categories: California Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: BO118-127

Keywords: Oscar Lewis, Sea Routes to the Gold Fields The Migration by Water to California in 1846-1852, Gold Rush, California History