THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH. A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS COVERING THE YEARS 1848-1853. Gary F. Kurutz.

THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH. A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS COVERING THE YEARS 1848-1853.

(Book Club of California).
  • San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1997.
  • large 8to.
  • blue cloth with title on spine and gold design on front cover, plain paper dust jacket.
  • xxvii, 771 pages, with 33 additional pages of plates.

Price: $165.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 49759

Limited to 1,000 unnumbered copies. A descriptive bibliography of publications in book or pamphlet form of a) accounts by eyewitnesses of the Gold Rush in the years 1848-1853, for example, diaries (actual date of publication irrelevant), and b) "contemporary" publications from America and Europe relevant to the Gold Rush (for example, a set of charts and sailing directions for the California Coast by a U.S. Navy commander, published in 1851) and generally but not always published in the years 1848-1853 (for example, an 1854 work about something that happend in 1853). Contains many published diaries and journals, guidebooks, mining company reports, etc. etc. 706 main entries, some with extensive subdivisions. A typical entry gives the title as laid out on the title page, other basic bibliographic data, the collation, the type of binding, number and type of illustrations, references, locations of copies of the item, and the author's notes and comments. With a list of location symbols, references, and an index. With prospectus and related material in separate envelope. Fine condition.