THE CALIFORNIA OF GEORGE GORDON and the 1849 Sea Voyages of His California Association/ A San Francisco Pioneer Rescued from the
Glendale, California The Arthur H. Clark Company 1976 Glendale, California: The Arthur H Clark Company, 1976 Very Good + in Very Good DJ Cloth. First Edition. Large Octavo. 271 pages. Illustrated from vintage ephemera and photographs. Frontis portrait. Limited. San Jose Historian Clyde Arbuckle's copy, with his stamped name and pencilled date of acquisition at the front pastedown. INSCRIBED by author Albert Shumate in ink at the FFE, "For Clyde Arbuckle with gratitude for his help/ Sincerely/ Al Shumate". Introduction by Richard Dillon. Minor edgewear to spine; VG+ overall, in VG dustjacket with some edgewear, now collected and protected in a Brodart sleeve. The true, well-researched story of Argonaut George Gordon and his family, fictionalized by Gertrude Atherton in her first serialized novel, "The Randolphs of Redwoods" (Also, "A Daughter of the Vine"). Gordon (nee Cummings) developed San Francisco's South Park and was a financier in lumber, wharf building, ironwork and sugar. His Mayfield Grange residence in Palo Alto later became the home of Leland Stanford and part of the University. Inscribed By Author. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
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