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Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings  

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Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings

Woods, Daniel B.

New York

Harper & Brothers



[iii]-viii, [9]-199 + 6, [2] ad pp. (12mo), original blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine in later burgundy cloth slipcase. First Edition.

 Kurutz 696A; Cowan II p. 694; Graff 4741; Howes W651; Rocq 15417; Sabin 10512; Wheat, Books 235; Zamorano Eighty 80.Small ex-libris label on front pastedown.

"Daniel B. Woods, a clergyman, began this lively volume with a preface (dated July 1, 1851) stating that he intended to make this book a miner's manual based on his sixteen months working in the mines "chiefly upon the American and Tuolumne River and their tributaries." Woods began his adventure on February 1, 1849 and after great difficulty, arrived in San Francisco on June 25. He immediately headed for Sacramento and the mines, where he began life as an Argonaut. In one of the concluding chapters, he gives a report on fourteen other mining companies. Wood served as the secretary and treasurer of Hart's Bar Mining and Draining Company.

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Spine sunned; edges rubbed; cloth beginning to wear through at joints; very good.

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