A TRIP TO THE GOLD MINES OF CALIFORNIA IN 1848
SWAN, John A
San Francisco The Book Club of California 1960 Cloth-backed Marbled Boards (Mylar). Limited. 8vo. xxxv, 51 pp. Portrait. One of 400 copies designed and printed by Taylor &Taylor. Fine in custom protective mylar jacket. Prospectus laid in. Edited and with a lengthy introduction by Dr. John A. Hussey, Regional Historian for the National Park Service in San Francisco. Swan was a sailor from Scotland who settled in California, He was a "..baker of pies, the founder of California's first theatre, a store keeper, a constant contributor to newspapers, and an incurable talker." Swan wrote this narrative and sent it to H. H. Bancroft in 1872. Per Kurutz, "Swan confined his history to his own experiences and observations as a ';pick and pan' miner laboring in the dry diggings near Placerville and Weber Creek." Kurutz 614. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
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