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The Golden Crucible. An Introduction to the History of American California: 1850-1905

by ROSS Blake

Condition: Some silverfishing, else fine/dust jacket (worn, with missing portions of the spine)


San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, 1930. Second printing. tan cloth spine lettered in gilt over green marbled boards and faded staining of upper edges. Some silverfishing, else fine/dust jacket (worn, with missing portions of the spine). Quarto. Illustrated with drawings Uncut foredges “First Prize Essay, James D. Phelan Historical Essay Contest, Held under the auspices of the San Francisco Branch, League of American Pen Women.” -from the title page.
  • Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 32624
  • Title: The Golden Crucible. An Introduction to the History of American California: 1850-1905
  • Author: ROSS Blake
  • Format/binding: Tan cloth spine lettered in gilt over green marbled boards and faded staining of upper edges
  • Book condition: Used - Some silverfishing, else fine
  • Jacket condition: dust jacket (worn, with missing portions of the spine)
  • Edition: Second printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Paul Elder and Company
  • Place: San Francisco
  • Date published: 1930
  • Keywords: Essay Contest Winners, Californiana, Western Americana, Nineteenth Century California History, California Gold Rush, Frontier Life, Pioneers,
  • Bookseller catalogs: Californiana;
  • Size: Quarto


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