"DRIFITNG ABOUT", OR WHAT "JEEMS PIPES OF PIPESVILLE" SAW-AND-DID. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
New York: Carleton, Publisher, 1863. First Edition. Cloth. (viii) 371 (8 adverts.) pp. Illustrated "With Many Comic Illustrations By Mullen". Brown embossed cloth. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2". Repaired by Coriander Reisbord, including re-backing with original spine laid down (Reisbord's notes laid in). Cataloger's notes affixed to rear pastedown. Per Kurutz, The Californnia Gold Rush #431, "Massett has been called California's first Bohemian and San Francisco and Sacramento's first entertainer...Colonel J. D. Steveenson gave him a job as alcalde, notary, and mayor of New Yorl of the pacific (on Suisun Bay). He then went to Sacramento, where he started an auction house. In Sacramento, Massett gave the first dramatic perfomance. Later, this versitile man became a partner and editor of the Marysville Herald, and discovered "Dame Shirley" by publishing some of her sketches and poems in 1851...While in San Francisco, he contributed many articles to the local newspapers under his colorful nom-de-plume, "Pipesville," which he derived from his Mission Street neighborhood." Wheat, GOLD RUSH 139. Near Fine as repaired, now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books via media mail to any United States address. Near Fine / Custom Clear Mylar. Item #2142