Texas Argonauts: Isaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush. Illustrated by Charles Shaw

By: Richard H. Dillon (1924-2016)

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Series: The Book Club of California Publication, No. 186. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies, designed by David Holman and printed letterpress at Wind River Press, Austin, Texas, paintings printed offset using separations by Capital spectrum in Austin. Folio. 14 x 10 inches. xiii, 199, [3] pp. Color frontispiece painting portrait of Major Isaac Harding Duval, title-page printed in black, blue and brown inks, color painting illustrations throughout by Charlie Shaw, initial letters and decorations printed in blue and brown inks, bibliography, index; text clean, un-marked. Quarter natural linen, illustrated paper over boards printed in blue ink, printed paper spine label, maps in end-leaves, plain white paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket toned. 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet noting delay in publication laid in. Includes prospectus in original mailing envelope. KJ319-186. Fine. Isaac Harding Duval (1824-1902) was an American adventurer and businessman prior to becoming a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As a young man, Duval traveled to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he joined an elder brother who was running a trading post. Afterward, Duval became a scout on the Western Plains and Rocky Mountains, and joined the Gold Rush in 1849. This book records Duval's reminiscences of the Gila Trail journey from Texas to the Mother Lode Mines. It is a significant documentation by a leader of the California Gold Rush. After the Civil War, Isaac Duval became a U. S. Representative from West Virginia in the 41st United States Congress. REFERENCES: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 186; Kurutz, The California Gold Rush, No 212.

Title: Texas Argonauts: Isaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush. Illustrated by Charles Shaw

Author Name: Richard H. Dillon (1924-2016)

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, As Issued.

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: KJ319-186

Keywords: Texas Argonauts Isaac H Duval and the California Gold Rush, Charles Shaw, Richard Dillon, Charlie Shaw, David Holman, Isaac Harding Duval, California History, Fine Press, Book Club of California