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Image for Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama, Life in San Francisco and Monterey, Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel.

Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama, Life in San Francisco and Monterey, Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel.

By: Bayard Taylor (1825-1878).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf,: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-120

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, thus. Series: Western Americana. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. [i], (xxx), (377) pp. 8 illustrations, one in color and the rest black and white; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black cloth, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners lightly bumped, dust-jacket with light shelf wear. Very Good. Bayard Taylor was an American writer and travel journalist who was known as a modern Marco Polo. Eldorado is his account of the California Gold Rush as a journalist for the New York Tribune. This edition is part of the Western Americana Series by Alfred A.... View more info

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Mammoth Gold: Ghost Towns of Lake District: 1877-1898.

By: Gary Caldwell (b. 1943).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Alan Hensher - Books,: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-151

Condition: Used: Very Good


Pamphlet. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 32 pp. 12 maps and photographs in black and white, appendices, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated cover, printed wrappers; binding square and tight, sticker residue on front cover. INSCRIBED by author. Very Good. Gary Caldwell spent decades hiking and exploring Mammoth Lakes. The publisher, Alan Hensher, has also written books about the Eastern Sierra. This is a history of Mammoth City, a mining town which is now defunct. View more info

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A Letter of the Gold Rush Days, From John Kagy to his Brother, 1853.

By: John Kagy.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Santa Ana:, Log-Anne Press,: 1975

Seller ID: IY915-023

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 3/8 inches. Unpaginated. [12] pp. Frontispiece, 4 illustrations, all text and illustrations in brown ink; text clean, unmarked. Brown wrappers, paper label on front cover; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Mel Kavin's copy. Very Good. A reproduction of a letter from a prospector, John Kagy, to his brother, from Fox Hill, March 13, 1853. Provides an illustrated view of life in the mines and the technologies used by the miners. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 1622. View more info

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Pioneers of Mono Basin.

By: Margaret Calhoun (1889-1981).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lee Vining, CA:, Artemisia Press,: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-207

Condition: Used: Very Good


8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. (x), 172 pp. Black and white photographs throughout, a map of Mono County, local recipes; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated front wrapper; binding square and tight, minor foxing along spine, wear on back wrapper. Very Good. Margaret Calhoun was born to Anna and Charles Currie, early pioneers in Mono County. She grew up in Mono as it was being settled. This book is an account of its history, from her own memories and the accounts of those she knew. It includes letters, photographs, recipes, and a map. View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (1819-1903).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Grabhorn Press,: 1933

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: GG217-011

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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... View more info

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Paiute, Prospector, Pioneer: A History of the Bodie-Mono Lake Area in the Nineteenth Century.

By: Thomas C. Fletcher.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lee Vining, CA:, Artemisia Press,: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-212

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. xviii, 123 pp. 12 figures, 17 photographic illustrations, appendices, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. EE516-212. Fine. A history of the Bodie-Mono Lake Area, containing maps and historical photographs. Focuses on the relationship between miners, ranchers, and the Paiute Indian Tribe. View more info

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California and the Gold Mania, Illustrated with Sketches from "Punch."

By: Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Colt Press,: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-242

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, thus. Series: California Classics, No. 3. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [iv], (65) pp. Title page in colored pictorial border, color illustrations throughout from Punch, folding plate with two illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Quarter beige cloth, marbled paper over boards; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, LACKS spine label. Very Good. "This essay is reprinted from Ticknor, Reed, and Fields' edition of De Quincey's Letters to a Young Man and Other Papers, published at Boston in 1854. It appeared first in Hogg's Weekly Instructor, an English periodical, in 185... View more info