Lot 109 of 435:
California from early feminine perspective 1856  

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$200 - $300

Title:
California, In-Doors and Out; or, How we Farm, Mine, and Live Generally in the Golden State
Author:
Farnham, Eliza W.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Dix, Edwards & Co.
Date:
1856
Description:

xiv, [2], 508 pp. (8vo) 17.5x11 cm (7x4½"), later quarter black leather and blue textured boards, gilt spine. First Edition.

First-hand account of early California from a feminine perspective. "Written by the wife of Thomas J. Farnham, who was noted as a traveler. Aside from the customary moral reflections common to many writers, her book contains much that is worthy of interest, presenting a fairly clear view of the formation of the vigilance committee in 1856" - Cowan. Kurutz calls the author a "pioneer California feminist." Four of the chapters are devoted to the mines. Cowan (II) p. 203; Kurutz 232.

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Condition:
Light wear and rubbing to binding; some staining to edges; light toning to textblock; very good.
 
Item number:
290525
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