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Gold Hunters in California  

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The Gold Hunters of California

Farish, Thomas Edwin


M.A. Donohue



246 pp. Illustrated by F.I. Wetherbee of Chicago. Frontispiece of Sutter's Fort in 1847 with tissue-guard. (8vo) 19.3x13.3 cm ( 7½x5¼"), green cloth, front cover lettered in red over diagonal gilt band, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Following his father, who had journeyed to California in 1849, Farish traveled to San Francisco in 1852 via the Isthmus, finding employment as a bookseller. His narrative includes accounts of many prominent Californians during the 1850's, and also his later mining adventures in Plumas and Butte counties, where his brother discovered a 108-pound nugget of gold. Cowan p.202; Howes F36; Kurutz 230; Wheat Books 71. Bookplate of Thomas Wayne Norris.

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Slight rubbing to extremities, spine leaning a touch; very good or better.

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