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Heading: (California)
Title: Six fine press volumes on California and the gold rush era
Place Published: San Francisco
Date Published: Various dates

6 volumes. Cloth and boards. Various limitations. First Editions.


  • Bidwell, John. Life in California Before the Gold Discovery. One of 1950 copies. Palo Alto: Lewis Osborne, 1966.

  • Hamilton, Wilson. The New Empire and Her Representative Men; Or the Pacific Coast, Its Farms, Mines, Vines, Wines, Orchards, and Interests; Its Productions, Industries and Commerce, With Interesting Biographies and Modes of Travel. Oakland, Pacific Press Publishing Co., 1886.

  • Lewis, Oscar. A Family of Builders: The Story of the Haases and Thompsons California Pioneers Since Gold Rush Days. Printed privately by the Grabhorn Press, 1961.

  • Phillips, Catherine Coffin. Portsmouth Plaza: The Cradle of San Francisco. With slipcase. Prospectus laid in. One of 1,000 copies. John Henry Nash, 1932.

  • Teiser, Ruth, ed. The Sudden Empire: California. Society of California Pioneers, 1950.

  • Wiltsee, Ernest A. Gold Rush Steamers of the Pacific. One of 500 copies. The Grabhorn Press, 1938.


Some general light wear; all volumes very good or better.

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Six fine press volumes on California and the gold rush

Estimate $200 - $300May 04, 2017
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San Francisco, CA, USA