Lot 201 of 455:
California and the Civil War  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$132
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$200 - $300

Title:
Reminiscences of California and the Civil War
Author:
Fletcher, Daniel Cooledge
Place:
Ayer, MA
Publisher:
Press of Huntley S. Turner
Date:
1894
Description:

196 pp. With frontispiece portrait of the author with his facsimile autograph and tissue-guard. 8vo. Original maroon cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

With the bookplate and ownership stamp of D.A. Dailey. Fully one-half of this Civil War veteran's memoirs are devoted to his Gold Rush experiences. Fletcher "supplied one of the better accounts of quartz mining in the Grass Valley district" (Kurutz). During the Civil War he lost a leg at the Second Battle of Bull Run. Cowan p.214; Graff 1350;  Howes F188; Kurutz 244; Mintz 157; Rocq 5989.

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Condition:
Light wear to cloth with dunning to spine, some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped; light toning to page margins; very good.
 
Item number:
305286
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