Lot 227 of 455:
Haskins: The Argonauts of California  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$330
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The Argonauts of California: Being the Reminiscences of Scenes and Incidents that Occurred in California in Early Mining Days, by a Pioneer

Author:
Haskins, C.W.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Fords, Howard & Hulbert

Date:
1890

Description:

501 pp. Illustrated with wood-engravings & plates, most after the author. 23.5x cm (9¼x6¾"), publisher's gold cloth lettered in gilt with a gilded argonaut on pictorial cover. First Edition.

"Especially valuable because of the list of names of pioneers before 1850" - Graff. Howes notes that there are 35,000 of them. The author arrived in San Francisco via clipper ship on September 20, 1849. Cowan p.269; Graff 1812; Howes H383; Kurutz 319; Rocq 16913; Wheat Books 93.


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Condition:
Light fraying at spine ends with light edgewear and soiling; light toning to edges, one miscut leaf; very good or better.


 
Item number:
302866
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