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The Life and Adventures of James W. Marshall  

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The Life and Adventures of James W. Marshall: The Discoverer of Gold in California.

Parsons, George F.

San Francisco

George Fields



Introduction and notes by G. Ezra Dane. xvi, 144, [ii] Colophon leaf pp. Tinted frontisportrait, folding color plate of Sutter's Mill, & folding facsimile map. (Small 8vo) 7½x5, original pigskin-backed boards, spine lettered in blind between raised bands. No. 21 of only 47 copies thus bound from an edition of 450 copies.

These special copies contain an original Gold Rush era document tipped in at the rear. The document in this copy is a draft for 75 dollars in gold dust to be paid on the account of John B. Frisbie, dated May 11, 1849. Also laid in is a check from General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo to Miss Lulu Valejo for $20 ($10 in gold and $10 in silver), drawn on the Sonoma Valley Bank, dated March 3rd 1876.

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Small repair to paper pull on rear board; very good.

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